The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 53, Issue 1, pp 15–19 | Cite as

Blackbody radiation shift of the Al+ clock transition

  • J. MitroyEmail author
  • J. Y. Zhang
  • M. W. J. Bromley
  • K. G. Rollin
Atomic Physics


The blackbody radiation shift of the Al+ 3s2 1Se 0 ↦ 3s3p 3P 0 clock transition is evaluated. The polarizabilities of the two states are determined by means of configuration interaction calculations in conjunction with oscillator strength sum rules. The ground state polarizability was 24.14 ±0.12 a.u. while the metastable state polarizability was 24.62 ±0.25 a.u. The derived frequency shift at 300 K was Δν= -0.0042 ±0.0032 Hz. Some auxiliary sum rules are evaluated that allow for the conversion of a finite frequency polarizability difference to a static polarizability difference.


31.15.ap Polarizabilities and other atomic and molecular properties Excitation energies and lifetimes; oscillator strengths 31.15.V- Electron correlation calculations for atoms, ions and molecules 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Mitroy
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. Y. Zhang
    • 1
  • M. W. J. Bromley
    • 2
  • K. G. Rollin
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Technology, Charles Darwin UniversityDarwinAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Physics and Computational Science Research CenterSan Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA

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