Revised Energy Levels of Atomic Lanthanum Considering Hyperfine Structure

Feyza Güzelçimen, Laurentius Windholz*, Gönül Başar, Sophie Kröger

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The experimental wavenumbers of 2118 spectral lines from calibrated Fourier transform (FT) spectra have been used to determine revised energy values of 405 fine structure levels of atomic lanthanum, 264 levels of even and 141 levels of odd parity, respectively. For the determination of the level energies a weighted global fit of the center-of-gravity (cg) wavenumbers of all 2118 spectral lines has been done. All lines have been classified previously by different spectroscopic methods and by different authors. In order to achieve high accuracy, the hyperfine (hf) structure was taken into account when determining the cg wavenumbers from the FT spectra. The total uncertainty for all revised energy levels lies below 0.007 cm-1. A compilation of all revised energy levels along with their hf structure data is given, as well as a list of the spectral lines used in this investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number28
Number of pages7
JournalThe Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022

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