A fully relativistic approach for calculating atomic data for highly charged ions

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We present a review of our fully relativistic approach to calculating atomic data for highly charged ions, highlighting a research effort that spans twenty years. Detailed discussions of both theoretical and numerical techniques are provided. Our basic approach is expected to provide accurate results for ions that range from approximately half ionized to fully stripped. Options for improving the accuracy and range of validity of this approach are also discussed. In developing numerical methods for calculating data within this framework, considerable emphasis is placed on techniques that are robust and efficient. A variety of fundamental processes are considered including: photoexcitation, ... continued below

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Zhang, Hong Lin; Fontes, Christopher J & Sampson, Douglas H January 1, 2009.

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We present a review of our fully relativistic approach to calculating atomic data for highly charged ions, highlighting a research effort that spans twenty years. Detailed discussions of both theoretical and numerical techniques are provided. Our basic approach is expected to provide accurate results for ions that range from approximately half ionized to fully stripped. Options for improving the accuracy and range of validity of this approach are also discussed. In developing numerical methods for calculating data within this framework, considerable emphasis is placed on techniques that are robust and efficient. A variety of fundamental processes are considered including: photoexcitation, electron-impact excitation, electron-impact ionization, autoionization, electron capture, photoionization and photorecombination. Resonance contributions to a variety of these processes are also considered, including discussions of autoionization, electron capture and dielectronic recombination. Ample numerical examples are provided in order to illustrate the approach and to demonstrate its usefulness in providing data for large-scale plasma modeling.

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-09-01144
  • Report No.: LA-UR-09-1144
  • Grant Number: AC52-06NA25396
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 956464
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Zhang, Hong Lin; Fontes, Christopher J & Sampson, Douglas H. A fully relativistic approach for calculating atomic data for highly charged ions, article, January 1, 2009; [New Mexico]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc926841/: accessed September 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.