Atomic collision processes for astrophysical and laboratory plasmas

Pindzola, M. S. and Loch, S. D. and Ballance, C. P. and Abdel-Naby, Sh A. and Lee, T. G. and Colgan, J. and Fontes, C. J. and Badnell, N. R. and O'Mullane, M. G. (2014) Atomic collision processes for astrophysical and laboratory plasmas. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 548 (1). 012010. ISSN 1742-6588 (

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An accurate knowledge of atomic collision processes is important for a better understanding of many astrophysical and laboratory plasmas. Collision databases which contain electron-impact excitation, ionization, and recombination cross sections and temperature dependent rate coefficients have been constructed using perturbative distorted-wave methods and non-perturbative R-matrix pseudo-states and time-dependent close-coupling methods. We present recent atomic collision results.