Electron-ion recombination of the open-4f-shell ion W19+

Badnell, N. R. and Spruck, K. and Krantz, C. and Novotný, O. and Becker, A. and Bernhardt, D. and Grieser, M. and Hahn, M. and Repnow, R. and Savin, D. W. and Wolf, A. and Müller, A. and Schippers, S. (2015) Electron-ion recombination of the open-4f-shell ion W19+. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 635 (5). 052003. ISSN 1742-6588 (https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/635/5/052003)

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Electron-ion recombination of W19+ forming W18+ has been studied both experimentally and theoretically. An exceptionally large recombination rate coefficient was observed by the storage-ring experiment at zero electron-ion collision energy. It exceeds the expectation for nonresonant radiative recombination (RR) by more than two orders of magnitude. This follows the pattern seen previously for the neighboring charge states of tungsten. The results of our present theoretical calculations, which were carried-out within the Breit-Wigner partitioned framework for resonant electron-ion recombination of complex ions, agree with this observation.