New Energy Levels of Neutral Lanthanum Derived from an Optogalvanic Spectrum between 5610 and 6110 Å

Laurentius Windholz, Tobias Binder

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In Atoms 2020, 8, 23; doi:10.3390/atoms8020023, we reported on a complete optogalvanic (OG) spectrum of a discharge burning in a La–Ar gas mixture, in the spectral range 5610–6110 Å (17,851 to 16,364 cm −1). Now we are able to communicate further new energy levels, found via searching for laser-induced fluorescence lines when exciting unclassified lines from the OG spectrum. We were able to find 17 new levels, and for two further levels, the line list has extended. With the help of these 19 levels, we could classify 132 spectral lines.

Original languageEnglish
Article number88
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020


  • Hyperfine structure
  • Lanthanum energy levels
  • Laser spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

Fields of Expertise

  • Sonstiges

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