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Using optical clock transitions in Cu II and Yb III for time-keeping and search for new physics

  title={Using optical clock transitions in Cu II and Yb III for time-keeping and search for new physics},
  author={Saleh O. Allehabi and V. A. Dzuba and Victor V. Flambaum},
We study the S0− D2 and S0− D3 transitions in Cu II and the S0− P2 transition in Yb III as possible candidates for the optical clock transitions. A recently developed version of the configuration (CI) method, designed for a large number of electrons above closed-shell core, is used to carry out the calculation. We calculate excitation energies, transition rates, lifetimes, scalar static polarizabilities of the ground and clock states, and blackbody radiation shift. We demonstrate that the… Expand

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