Atomic data and spectral line intensities for Ca XIII
Artep, Inc, Ellicott City, MD 21042, USA and Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC, 20375-5320, USA e-mail: email@example.com
2 NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 USA
Accepted: 16 August 2005
Electron impact collision strengths, energy levels, oscillator strengths and spontaneous radiative decay rates are calculated for Ca xiii. The configurations used are giving rise to 86 fine-structure levels in intermediate coupling. Collision strengths are calculated at five incident energies (40, 80, 120, 160 and 200 Ry) in the distorted wave approximation. Excitation rate coefficients are calculated as a function of electron temperature by assuming a Maxwellian electron velocity distribution. Using the excitation rate coefficients and the radiative transition rates, statistical equilibrium equations for level populations are solved at electron densities covering the range of 108–1014 cm-3 at an electron temperature of , corresponding to maximum abundance of Ca xiii. Relative and absolute spectral line intensities are calculated, and their diagnostic relevance is discussed. This dataset will be made available in the next version of the CHIANTI database.
Key words: atomic data / Sun: corona / Sun: UV radiation
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