DOUBLY AND TRIPLY EXCITED AUTOIONIZING STATES STUDIED BY TWO ELECTRON CAPTURE PROCESSES USING HIGHLY CHARGED IONS R. Bruch*, H. Merabet*, S. Bliman&, M. Cornille&, A. Siems*, D. Schneider# *Department of Physics, University of Nevada Reno, Reno NV 89557 USA & Department de Physique, Universiti de Marne la Vallie, 93l66 Noisy LeGrand, France #Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, EBIT Facility, Livermore, CA 94550 USA We present a detailed analysis of high resolution Ne8+ + He Auger electron spectra at 80 keV impact energy. Numerous new transitions originating from doubly (1,3L) and triply excited Be-like states have been idendified. This analysis is supported by extensive theoretical calculations. A new feature is the observation of singlet and triplet states in the Auger and radiative decay channels. The formation and decay paths of such Be-like Ne6+ states populated in double electron transfer processes is of importance for the basis understanding of the collision dynamics and for charge exchange based diagnostics.