Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


Date of this Version

October 1975


Published by American Physical Society. Phys. Rev. A 12, 1459 (1975). Copyright © 1975 American Physical Society. Permission to use.


The 2P3/2:2P1/2 partial photoionization cross-section ratios have been measured for the rare gases in the ionization continuum and within resonance structure. The wavelength range for this study was from the 2P1/2 ionization threshold to 304 Å. The ratio of the cross sections was found to be constant over this wavelength range, yielding ratios of 1.54, 1.77, 1.93, and 2.18 for Xe, Kr, Ar, and Ne, respectively. Within resonances, the ratio changed dramatically. Results are illustrated for xenon.

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