• Ion properties from high-L Rydberg atom spectroscopy: applications to nickel 

        Author(s):Woods, Shannon L.
        Date Issued:2012
        Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
        An effective potential model describing high-L Rydberg states was systematically derived. The model assumes that the response of the core ion to the electric field of the Rydberg electron is at least approximately adiabatic; ...
      • Rydberg spectroscopy of Fr-like thorium and uranium ions 

        Author(s):Hanni, Mark Earl
        Date Issued:2010
        Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
        The binding energies of high L Rydberg levels of Th3+ were measured using the resonant excitation Stark ionization spectroscopy (RESIS) technique. When analyzed using the long range polarization model the measured energies ...