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Journal of Atomic and Molecular Physics
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 798398, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/798398
Research Article

Forbidden Transitions in the Ground State Configuration of Doubly Ionized Argon

Department of Physics, Sakarya University, 54187 Sakarya, Turkey

Received 24 October 2013; Revised 27 December 2013; Accepted 27 December 2013; Published 9 February 2014

Academic Editor: Predrag S. Krstic

Copyright © 2014 Leyla Özdemir et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We have calculated forbidden transitions (M1 and E2) between fine structure levels in the ground state configuration 3s23p4 of doubly ionized argon (Ar III) using the multiconfiguration Hartree-Fock approach within the framework of the Breit-Pauli Hamiltonian. The data for the analysis of forbidden lines in the spectrum is important for the study of the plasma in astrophysical objects and fusion devices. The results obtained from this work have been compared with other results available in the literature.