Using collinear fast beam cw dye laser modulation spectroscopy accurate lifetimes in ThII have been measured. Together with known branching ratios these lifetimes have allowed the determination of absolute oscillator strengths for ThII. This element is of astrophysical interest as a chronometer for stellar and galaxy evolution, with oscillator strengths playing an important role in synthesis of stellar spectral data.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Mathematical Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics