Experimental and calculated even-parity energy levels in Pr IV

2013-07-05T00:00:00Z (GMT) by S Enzonga Yoca P Quinet
<p><b>Table 3.</b> Experimental and calculated even-parity energy levels in Pr IV.</p> <p><strong>Abstract</strong></p> <p>Transition probabilities and oscillator strengths for electric dipole radiation in triply ionized praseodymium are reported for the first time in this paper. They were computed using a semi-empirical relativistic Hartree–Fock approach including core-polarization effects. Due to the lack of experimental data in the Pr IV spectrum, the accuracy of our results is estimated and discussed on the basis of comparisons between calculations performed with a similar physical model and laboratory measurements previously published for the isoelectronic ion Ce<sup>2+</sup>. In view of their great interest in optical materials and nanophotonics, radiative rates for forbidden lines within the 4f<sup>2</sup> ground-state configuration of Pr<sup>3+</sup> were also calculated in our work.</p>