A number of spectrum lines arising from magnetic dipole transitions in the 3s23p5, 3s23p4, 3s23p3, 3s23p2, 3s23p, and 3s 3p electron configurations in elements 29Z42 have been identified. The lines were observed in the Princeton Large Torus tokamak discharges into which the appropriate elements were introduced by means of laser blowoff. The identifications are based on time and space dependence of the observed emissivities, and the systematic consistency of the observed wavelengths with isoelectronic extrapolations based on known lower-Z elements.
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- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics