Electron-impact excitation of forbidden and allowed transitions in Fe II

Collection:
Clark Atlanta University Faculty Publications
Title:
Electron-impact excitation of forbidden and allowed transitions in Fe II
Creator:
Zatsarinny, Oleg
Tayal, S.S.
Date of Original:
2018
Subject:
African Americans--Education (Higher)--Georgia
Clark Atlanta University
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
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articles
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Text
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application/pdf
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Abstract: Extensive calculations are reported for electron collision strengths, rate coefficients, and transitions probabilities for a wide range of transitions in Fe II. The collision strengths were calculated in the close-coupling approximation using the B-spline Breit-Pauli R-matrix method. The multiconfiguration Hartree-Fock method in connection with adjustable configuration expansions and a semiempirical fine-tuning procedure is employed for an accurate representation of the target wave functions. The energy correction was also used in the scattering calculations by adding to Hamiltonian matrices prior to transformation to intermediate coupling. The spin-orbit interaction term was added to the final Hamiltonian matrices in scattering calculations. The close-coupling expansion contains 340 fine-structure levels of Fe II and includes all levels of the 3d64s, 3d54s2, 3d7, and 3d64p configurations, plus a few lowest levels of the 3d54s4p configuration. The effective collision strengths are obtained by averaging the electron collision strengths over a Maxwellian distribution of velocities at electron temperatures in the range from 102 to 105 K and are reported for all possible inelastic transitions between the 340 fine-structure levels. The present results are more extensive than the previous calculations and considerably expand the existing data sets for Fe II, allowing a more detailed treatment of the available measured spectra from different space observatories. Comparison with other calculations for collision rates and available experimental radiative rates is used to place uncertainty bounds on our collision strengths and to assess the likely uncertainties in the existing data sets.
Source: Physical Review A
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.98.012706
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/cau.ir:2018_zatsarinny_oleg
Language:
eng
Original Collection:
Clark Atlanta University Faculty Publications
Holding Institution:
Clark Atlanta University
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