Atomic Data for Plasma Spectroscopy: The CHIANTI Database, Improvements and Challenges

Del Zanna, Giulio and Young, Peter (2020) Atomic Data for Plasma Spectroscopy: The CHIANTI Database, Improvements and Challenges. Atoms, 8 (3). p. 46. ISSN 2218-2004

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CHIANTI is an atomic database and software package for modeling emission lines and continua from hot astrophysical plasmas. It is freely available to all researchers and has been widely used in the Heliophysics and Astrophysics communities for almost 25 years. In this review, we summarize the properties of the current version of the database and give an overview of the relevant atomic processes. We also discuss progress towards a complete implementation of collisional-radiative modeling, simultaneously solving for atomic level and ion populations for individual elements.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: G.D.Z. research has been funded by STFC (UK) via the consolidated grants to the atomic astrophysics group (AAG) at DAMTP, University of Cambridge (ST/P000665/1. and ST/T000481/1). P.R.Y. acknowledges support from the NASA Heliophysics Data Environment Enhancements program.
Uncontrolled Keywords: A&M databases, Data assessment, Plasma modeling codes
Subjects: F300 Physics
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2022 15:32
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2022 15:45

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