The 1Z expansion method is used to calculate the eigenvalues of the 2p3pP3 and 2p3dD1,3 states of the helium isoelectronic sequence. The results are compared to variational calculations for neutral helium. Wavelengths are predicted for a number of transitions originating in doubly excited states of the heliumlike ions up to Fe xxv. The results for neutral helium are compared to recent beam-foil experiments and alternative line identifications are made. The predicted wavelength for the 2p3dD3-2p2P3 transition is 3014, in close agreement with the line observed by Berry et al. at 3012 ± 2.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics