Observation of X-Ray Lines from Highly Ionized Iron in a Laser Plasma (Nablyudenie Rentgenovskikh linii Vysokoyonizovannogo Zheleza v Lazernoi Plazme),
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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Investigation of the energy structure of multicharged ions formed in a hot laser plasma requires progression from the vacuum ultraviolet to the soft X-ray region of the spectrum, as a large part of the transitions of astrophysical interest lie precisely in this range. In the apparatus described in the report for analyzing the soft X-ray radiation of a laser plasma, a convex crystal was used as the dispersing element. A spectrogram was obtained containing about 40 lines of highly ionized iron in the region of 10-16A.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics