Improved Log(gf) Values of Selected Lines in Mn I and Mn II for Abundance Determinations in FGK Dwarfs and Giants




Den Hartog, E. A.
Lawler, James E.
Sobeck, Jennifer S.
Sneden, Christopher
Cowan, John J.

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The goal of the present work is to produce transition probabilities with very low uncertainties for a selected set of multiplets of Mn I and Mn II. Multiplets are chosen based upon their suitability for stellar abundance analysis. We report on new radiative lifetime measurements for 22 levels of Mn I from the e(8)D, z(6)P, z(6)D, z(4)F, e(8)S, and e(6)S terms and six levels of Mn II from the z(5)P and z(7)P terms using time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence on a slow atom/ion beam. New branching fractions for transitions from these levels, measured using a Fourier-transform spectrometer, are reported. When combined, these measurements yield transition probabilities for 47 transitions of Mn I and 15 transitions of Mn II. Comparisons are made to data from the literature and to Russell-Saunders (LS) theory. In keeping with the goal of producing a set of transition probabilities with the highest possible accuracy and precision, we recommend a weighted mean result incorporating our measurements on Mn I and II as well as independent measurements or calculations that we view as reliable and of a quality similar to ours. In a forthcoming paper, these Mn I/II transition probability data will be utilized to derive the Mn abundance in stars with spectra from both space-based and ground-based facilities over a 4000 angstrom wavelength range. With the employment of a local thermodynamic equilibrium line transfer code, the Mn I/II ionization balance will be determined for stars of different evolutionary states.



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Den Hartog, E. A., J. E. Lawler, J. S. Sobeck, C. Sneden, and J. J. Cowan. "Improved log (gf) Values of Selected lines in Mn I and Mn II for Abundance Determinations in FGK Dwarfs and Giants." The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Vol. 194, No. 2 (Jun., 2011): 35.