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The Iron ProjectRecent advances in theoretical atomic physics have enabled large-scale calculation of atomic parameters for a variety of atomic processes with high degree of precision. The development and application of these methods is the aim of the Iron Project. At present the primary focus is on collisional processes for all ions of iron, Fe I - FeXXVI, and other iron-peak elements; new work on radiative processes has also been initiated. Varied applications of the Iron Project work to X-ray astronomy are discussed, and more general applications to other spectral ranges are pointed out. The IP work forms the basis for more specialized projects such as the RmaX Project, and the work on photoionization/recombination, and aims to provide a comprehensive and self-consistent set of accurate collisional and radiative cross sections, and transition probabilities, within the framework of relativistic close coupling formulation using the Breit-Pauli R-Matrix method. An illustrative example is presented of how the IP data may be utilized in the formation of X-ray spectra of the K alpha complex at 6.7 keV from He-like Fe XXV.
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Acquisition Source
Goddard Space Flight Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Pradhan, Anil K.
(Ohio State Univ. Columbus, OH United States)
Date Acquired
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 2000
Publication Information
Publication: Atomic Data Needs for X-ray Astronomy
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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