The absorption spectra of atomic Xe, Cs and Ba have been determined at the 3d threshold. The broad 3d to epsilon f absorption bands of Xe change into sharp 3d to 4f absorption lines for atomic Ba, clearly manifesting the collapse of the f-symmetric final-state wavefunction for 3d excited Ba.
|Journal||Journal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 1984 Dec 1|
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- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics