Volume 582, October 2015
|Number of page(s)||12|
|Section||Atomic, molecular, and nuclear data|
|Published online||06 October 2015|
CHIANTI – An atomic database for emission lines. Version 8
DAMTP, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of
2 School of Physics, Astronomy and Computational Sciences, MS 6A2, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
3 College of Science, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
4 Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
Received: 24 June 2015
Accepted: 12 August 2015
We present version 8 of the CHIANTI database. This version includes a large amount of new data and ions, which represent a significant improvement in the soft X-ray, extreme UV (EUV) and UV spectral regions, which several space missions currently cover. New data for neutrals and low charge states are also added. The data are assessed, but to improve the modelling of low-temperature plasma the effective collision strengths for most of the new datasets are not spline-fitted as previously, but are retained as calculated. This required a change of the format of the CHIANTI electron excitation files. The format of the energy files has also been changed. Excitation rates between all the levels are retained for most of the new datasets, so the data can in principle be used to model high-density plasma. In addition, the method for computing the differential emission measure used in the CHIANTI software has been changed.
Key words: atomic data / line: identification / atomic processes / radiation mechanisms: thermal
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