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X-ray transitions from antiprotonic noble gases

  • D. Gotta
  • K. Rashid
  • B. Fricke
  • P. Indelicato
  • L. M. Simons
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The onset of antiprotonic X-ray transitions at high principal quantum numbers and the occurrence of electronic X-rays in antiprotonic argon, krypton, and xenon has been analyzed with the help of Multiconfiguration Dirac-Fock calculations. The shell-by-shell ionisation by Auger electron emission, characterised by appearance and disappearance of X-ray lines, is followed through the antiprotonic cascade by considering transition and binding energies of both the antiproton and the remaining electrons. Electronic lines could be attributed partly to specific states of the antiprotonic atom de-excitation.


36.10.-k Exotic atoms and molecules (containing mesons, muons, and other unusual particles) 32.30.Rj X-ray spectra 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Gotta
    • 1
  • K. Rashid
    • 2
  • B. Fricke
    • 3
  • P. Indelicato
    • 4
  • L. M. Simons
    • 5
  1. 1.Institut für KernphysikJülichGermany
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceBahria UniversityIslamabadPakistan
  3. 3.Institut für Physik, Universität KasselKasselGermany
  4. 4.Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, UPMC–Paris 6 ENS CNRSParisFrance
  5. 5.Laboratory for Particle Physics, Paul Scherrer InstitutVilligenSwitzerland

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