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Atoms 2014, 2(1), 15-85; doi:10.3390/atoms2010015
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Critical Assessment of Theoretical Calculations of Atomic Structure and Transition Probabilities: An Experimenter’s View

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Received: 25 January 2014; in revised form: 5 March 2014 / Accepted: 5 March 2014 / Published: 19 March 2014
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Abstract: The interpretation of atomic observations by theory and the testing of computational predictions by experiment are interactive processes. It is necessary to gain experience with “the other side” before claims of achievement can be validated and judged. The discussion covers some general problems in the field as well as many specific examples, mostly organized by isoelectronic sequence, of what level of accuracy recently has been reached or which atomic structure or level lifetime problem needs more attention.
Keywords: atomic spectra; lifetimes; fine structure atomic spectra; lifetimes; fine structure
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Träbert, E. Critical Assessment of Theoretical Calculations of Atomic Structure and Transition Probabilities: An Experimenter’s View. Atoms 2014, 2, 15-85.

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Träbert E. Critical Assessment of Theoretical Calculations of Atomic Structure and Transition Probabilities: An Experimenter’s View. Atoms. 2014; 2(1):15-85.

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Träbert, Elmar. 2014. "Critical Assessment of Theoretical Calculations of Atomic Structure and Transition Probabilities: An Experimenter’s View." Atoms 2, no. 1: 15-85.

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