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References and Notes for Xenon ( Xe )

B36       J. C. Boyce, Phys. Rev. 49, 730 (1936). 

BVHU01    F. Brandi, I. Velchev, W. Horgervorst, and W. Ubachs, Phys. Rev. A 64, 032505 (2001). These authors determined the value of the 136Xe I 5p5(21/2)6s 2[1/2]°0 level to be 76196.7848(35) cm-1 with respect to the ground level. Using the isotope shifts for this level [BVHU01], we have here lowered this value (by 0.018 cm-1) to the isotopic center-of-gravity position for natural Xe. We also used pertinent measurements [PBFS89, JC74, JC75] to adjust all the other levels tabulated here to center-of-gravity values. We used a constant correction for all levels of any particular configuration; the available data [JC74, JC75] indicate that this approximation is valid within deviations of at most a few units in the third place.

FW96      J. R. Fuhr and W. L. Wiese, NIST Atomic Transition Probability Tables, CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics, 77th Edition, D. R. Lide, Ed., CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL (1996). 

H39       C. J. Humphreys, J. Res. Natl. Bur. Stand. (U.S.) 22, 19 (1939). 

H73       C. J. Humphreys, J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data 2, 519 (1973). These are 136Xe I wavelengths calculated from level differences [HP70b].

HM33      C. J. Humphreys and W. F. Meggers, J. Res. Natl. Bur. Stand. (U.S.) 10, 139 (1933). 

HP70b     C. J. Humphreys and E. Paul, Jr., J. Opt. Soc. Am. 60, 1302 (1970). We have here adjusted the 136Xe I levels in this reference to a more accurate connection with the ground level and to isotopic center-of gravity positions for natural Xe (see note with [BVHU01]). The infrared Xe I wavelengths given here with the [HP70b] reference are Ritz-principle values calculated from the isotopic center-of-gravity level values.

HP87      J. E. Hansen and W. Persson, Phys. Scr. 36, 602 (1987). 

JC74      D. A. Jackson and M.-C. Coulombe, Proc. R. Soc. London A 338, 277 (1974). 

JC75      D. A. Jackson and M.-C. Coulombe, Proc. R. Soc. London A 343, 453 (1975). 

KW85      R. D. Knight and L. Wang, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 1084 (1985). These authors determined the ionization energy of the Xe I 5p5(21/2)6s 2[1/2]°0 level as 21637.02(1) cm-1. Brandi et al. [BVHU01] combined this result with their accurate value for this level with respect to the ground level to obtain an improved value for the 136Xe I principal ionization energy. Using the isotopic shifts [BVHU01], we have adjusted this value down to the isotopic center-of-gravity ionization energy for natural Xe.

M00       D. C. Morton, Astrophys. J. Suppl. Ser. 130, 403 (2000). 

PBFS89    M. D. Plimmer, P. E. G. Baird, C. J. Foot, D. N. Stacey, J. B. Swan, and G. K. Woodgate, J. Phys. B 22, L241 (1989).