RuI is Radiative Lifetimes and Stellar Abundances

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Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
Reprinted from Journal of the Optical Society of America B, Vol. 2, p. 422,
Year of Publication: 
1985
Authors: 
S. Salih
Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706
Current Affiliation: 
Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, An-Najah National University, Palestine
J. E. Lawler
Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706
Preferred Abstract (Original): 
Radiative lifetimes for 50 odd-parity levels in Ru I are determined using time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence on a Ru atomic beam. The implication of the lifetime measurements for the Ru abundance in red giant stars with an enhanced heavy-element abundance is discussed.