Electron-impact excitation of H-like Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, and Ni for applications in modeling X-ray astrophysical sources⋆
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,
2 Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
Received: 11 November 2010
Accepted: 29 November 2010
Context. Accurate atomic data for the less abundance Fe-peak elements are required for use in X-ray astrophysical studies.
Aims. We calculate high quality electron-impact excitation collision strengths and effective collision strengths for hydrogenic Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, and Ni.
Methods. We use the Dirac R-matrix method, the intermediate coupling frame transformation R-matrix method, the semi-relativistic distorted-wave method and the fully-relativistic distorted-wave method to calculate collision strengths for each of the ions. The ADAS collisional-radiative codes are used to produce photon emissivity coefficients for each ion.
Results. Results are presented for atomic energy levels, spontaneous emission coefficients, electron-impact excitation collision strengths and associated effective collision strengths for each of the five species under consideration. We find relativistic effects can contribute an approximate 10% increase to the background cross section in relation to semi-relativistic collision calculations. We also confirm that radiation damping plays a prominent role for certain near threshold resonances. In order check the integration of our results within collisional-radiative modeling codes, we have used the ADAS package for some preliminary modeling of photon emissivities. The atomic data shall be made available online through the OPEN-ADAS site and the CFADC database
Key words: atomic data / atomic processes / supernovae: general
Final datasets for each ion are only available in electronic form at CDS via anonymous ftp to cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (220.127.116.11) or via http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/qcat?J/A+A/526/A115
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