The FERRUM Project: Experimental transition probabilities of [Fe II] and astrophysical applications
(2003) In Astronomy & Astrophysics 397(3). p.11431149 Abstract
 We report on experimental transition probabilities for thirteenforbidden [Fe II] lines originating from three different metastable FeIi levels. Radiative lifetimes have been measured of two metastablestates by applying a laser probing technique on a stored ion beam.Branching ratios for the radiative decay channels, i.e. M1 and E2transitions, are derived from observed intensity ratios of forbiddenlines in astrophysical spectra and compared with theoretical data. Thelifetimes and branching ratios are combined to derive absolutetransition probabilities, Avalues.We present the first experimental lifetime values for the two Fe IIlevels a<SUP>4</SUP>G<SUB>9/2</SUB> and... (More)
 We report on experimental transition probabilities for thirteenforbidden [Fe II] lines originating from three different metastable FeIi levels. Radiative lifetimes have been measured of two metastablestates by applying a laser probing technique on a stored ion beam.Branching ratios for the radiative decay channels, i.e. M1 and E2transitions, are derived from observed intensity ratios of forbiddenlines in astrophysical spectra and compared with theoretical data. Thelifetimes and branching ratios are combined to derive absolutetransition probabilities, Avalues.We present the first experimental lifetime values for the two Fe IIlevels a<SUP>4</SUP>G<SUB>9/2</SUB> and b<SUP>2</SUP>H<SUB>11/2</SUB>and Avalues for 13 forbidden transitions froma<SUP>6</SUP>S<SUB>5/2</SUB>, a<SUP>4</SUP>G<SUB>9/2</SUB> andb<SUP>4</SUP>D<SUB>7/2</SUB> in the optical region. A discrepancybetween the measured and calculated values of the lifetime for theb<SUP>2</SUP>H<SUB>11/2</SUB> level is discussed in terms of levelmixing. We have used the code CIV3 to calculate transitionprobabilities of the a<SUP>6</SUP>Da<SUP>6</SUP>S transitions.We have also studied observational branching ratios for lines from 5other metastable Fe II levels and compared them to calculated values. Aconsistency in the deviation between calibrated observational intensityratios and theoretical branching ratios for lines in a wider wavelengthregion supports the use of [Fe II] lines for determination of reddening. (Less)
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 atomic data, stars: individual: Eta Carinae, ISM: dust, extinction
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