Atomic collision processes for astrophysical and laboratory plasmas

M. S. Pindzola, S. D. Loch, C. P. Ballance, Sh A. Abdel-Naby, T. G. Lee, J. Colgan, C. J. Fontes, N. R. Badnell, M. G. O'Mullane

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An accurate knowledge of atomic collision processes is important for a better understanding of many astrophysical and laboratory plasmas. Collision databases which contain electron-impact excitation, ionization, and recombination cross sections and temperature dependent rate coefficients have been constructed using perturbative distorted-wave methods and non-perturbative R-matrix pseudo-states and time-dependent close-coupling methods. We present recent atomic collision results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012010
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Early online date24 Nov 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • atomic collision
  • laboratory plasmas
  • electron-impact excitation


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