Effective collision strengths for allowed transitions among the n 5 degenerate levels of Al XIII
Astrophysics Research Centre, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland, UK e-mail: K.Aggarwal@qub.ac.uk
2 Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Engineering, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki 889-2192, Japan
Accepted: 17 December 2007
Aims.In this paper we report on calculations of collision strengths and effective collision strengths for allowed transitions among the 5 degenerate levels of Al xiii.
Methods.The Dirac atomic R-matrix code (darc) has been adopted for these calculations.
Results.Collision strengths are reported over a wide energy range below 300 Ryd, and effective collision strengths are provided for electron temperatures of 4.4 ≤ log 6.8 K.
Key words: atomic data / atomic processes
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