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  1. High-resolution x-ray spectra were recorded at the National Institute of Standards and Technology electron beam ion trap (EBIT) using two Johann-type crystal spectrometers, with their dispersion planes oriented parallel and perpendicular to the beam direction. The linear polarizations of the 1s2−1s2l transitions in He-like argon ions were determined from the measured spectra at electron beam energies of 3.87 and 7.91 keV. The theoretical analysis was performed using detailed collisional-radiative modeling of the non-Maxwellian EBIT plasma with the NOMAD code modified to account for magnetic sublevel atomic kinetics. Effects influencing the polarizations of the observed 1s2−1s2l lines were investigated, including radiative cascades, the 1s2 1S0−1s2s 1S0 two-photon transition, and the charge exchange recombination of H-like argon ions. With these included, the measured polarizations of the resonance (1s2 1S0−1s2p 1P1), intercombination (1s2 1S0−1s2p 3P1), and forbidden lines (1s2 1S0−1s2s 3S1, 1s2 1S0−1s2p 3P2 ) were found to be in good agreement with the calculations. 
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  2. We present spectroscopic measurements and detailed theoretical analysis of inner-shell LMn and LNn (n  4) dielectronic resonances in highly charged M-shell ions of tungsten. The x-ray emission from W49+ through W64+ was recorded at the electron-beam ion trap (EBIT) facility at the National Institute of Standards and Technology with a high-purity Ge detector for electron-beam energies between 6.8 and 10.8 keV. The measured spectra clearly show the presence of strong resonance features as well as direct excitation spectral lines. The analysis of the recorded spectra with large-scale collisional-radiative modeling of the EBIT plasma allowed us to unambiguously identify numerous dielectronic resonances associated with excitations of the inner-shell 2s1/2, 2p1/2, and 2p3/2 electrons. 
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  3. Abstract Accurate extreme ultraviolet spectra of open N -shell neodymium (Nd) ions were recorded at the electron beam ion trap facility of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The measurements were performed for nominal electron beam energies in the range of 0.90 keV to 2.31 keV. The measured spectra were then compared with the spectra simulated by a collisional-radiative model utilizing atomic data produced with a fully relativistic atomic structure code. Consequently, 59 lines from Br-like to Ni-like Nd ions were unambiguously identified, most of which were newly assigned in this study. The wavelengths of 9 known lines from Ni-, Cu- and Zn-like Nd ions were in excellent agreement with previous measurements. 
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