Abstract
For photoionized plasmas, electron energyloss rates due to radiative recombination (RR) are required for thermal equilib rium calculations, which assume a local balance between the energy gain and loss. While many calculations of total and/or partial RR rates are available from literature, specific calculations of associated RR electron energyloss rates are lacking. Here we focus on electron energyloss rates due to radiative recombination of Hlike to Nelike ions for all the elements up to and including zinc (Z = 30), over a wide temperature range. We use the AUTOSTRUCTURE code to calculate the levelresolved photoionization cross section and modify the ADASRR code so that we can simultaneously obtain levelresolved RR rate coefficients and associated RR electron energyloss rate coefficients. The total RR rates and electron energyloss rates of H i and He i are compared with those found in literature. Furthermore, we utilize and parameterize the weighted electron energyloss factors (dimensionless) to characterize total electron energyloss rates due to RR. The RR electron energyloss data are archived according to the Atomic Data and Analysis Structure (ADAS) data class adf48. The RR electron energyloss data are also incorporated into the SPEX code for detailed modelling of photoionized plamsas.
Original language  English 

Article number  A10 
Number of pages  8 
Journal  Astronomy and Astrophysics 
Volume  599 
Early online date  20 Feb 2017 
DOIs  
Publication status  Epub ahead of print  20 Feb 2017 
Keywords
 astroph.HE
 atomic data
 atomic processes
 radiative recombination
 electron energy loss rate
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Mao, J. (Creator), Kaastra, J. (Creator) & Badnell, N. (Creator), Centre de Donnees Strasbourg (CDS), 21 Dec 2022
DOI: 10.26093/cds/vizier.35990010
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