The partial photoionization cross sections and asymmetry parameters of S atoms have been measured using constant-ionic-state (CIS) spectroscopy in the photon energy range 10.0–30.0 eV. The ionizations investigated in these CIS experiments are the (3p)?1 ionizations S+(4S)S(3P), S+(2D)S(3P), and S+(2P)S(3P). For the first time Rydberg series which converge to the fourth ionization limit have been observed and assignments of these series have been proposed. These correspond to excitations to Rydberg states that are parts of series which converge to the fourth ionization limit, S+(4P)S(3P) (3s)?1, and autoionize to the lower S+(4S), S+(2D), or S+(2P) states. For each series observed in the CIS spectra photoelectron angular distribution studies, combined with other evidence, has allowed the angular momentum character of the free electron on autoionization to be determined
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