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Observation of He-like satellite lines of the H-like potassium K XIX emission

Astrophysical Journal American Astronomical Society 881 (2019) 92

ME Weller, P Beiersdorfer, TE Lockard, GV Brown, A McKelvey, J Nilsen, R Shepherd, VA Soukhanovskii, MP Hill, LMR Hobbs, D Burridge, DJ Hoarty, J Morton, L Wilson, S Rose, P Hatfield

We present measurements of the H-like potassium (K xix) X-ray spectrum and its He-like (K xviii) satellite lines, which are situated in the wavelength region between 3.34 and 3.39 Å, which has been of interest for the detection of dark matter. The measurements were taken with a high-resolution X-ray spectrometer from targets irradiated by a long-pulse (2 ns) beam from the Orion laser facility. We obtain experimental wavelength values of dielectronic recombination satellite lines and show that the ratio of the Lyα lines and their dielectronic satellite lines can be used to estimate the electron temperature, which in our case was about 1.5 ± 0.3 keV.

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