Special Issue "Critical Assessment of Theoretical Calculations of Atomic Structure and Transition Probabilities"


A special issue of Atoms (ISSN 2218-2004).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Per Jönsson
School of Technology, Applied Mathematics Group, Malmö University, Sweden
Website: http://webshare.mah.se/tspejo/index.htm
Guest Editor
Dr. Alexander Kramida
Atomic Spectroscopy Group, Quantum Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Website: http://www.nist.gov/pml/div684/grp01/Kramida.cfm
Phone: 301-975-8074
Interests: evaluation of energy levels, wavelengths, and transition probabilities in the spectra of beryllium and neon and spectra of all stages of ionization of tungsten
Guest Editor
Dr. Hyun-Kyung Chung
International Atomic Energy Agency, Atomic and Molecular Data Unit, Nuclear Data Section, P.O. Box 100, A-1400 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 1 2600 21729
Fax: +43 1 26007
Interests: atomic, molecular and plasma-surface interaction data for fusion applications; atomic processes in plasmas; non-LTE kinetics in plasmas; radiative properties of hot dense matter; plasma spectroscopy modeling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There exist several codes in the atomic physics community to generate atomic structure and transition probabilities freely and readily distributed to researchers outside atomic physics community, in plasma, astrophysical or nuclear physics communities. Users take these atomic physics codes to generate the necessary atomic data or modify the codes for their own applications. However, there has been very little effort to validate and verify the data sets generated by non-expert users.

In a recent IAEA meeting, researchers who develop the atomic physics codes met to discuss procedures to validate data sets generated by these distributed atomic physics codes. They agreed to implement and document the procedures to insure and validate code-generated data for non-experts in their codes.

This special issue aims to document each code’s approach and procedure to critically assess the uncertainties of theoretical atomic data. It will have a broad impact, not only for the atomic physics community, but also for other communities interested in high quality atomic data.

Prof. Dr. Per Jönsson
Dr. Alexander Kramida
Dr. Hyun-Kyung Chung
Guest Editors


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  • atomic structure
  • atomic transition probabilities
  • data validation
  • critical assessment of theoretical atomic data
  • atomic code development
  • atomic code validation
  • uncertainties of atomic data

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p. 382-390
Atoms 2014, 2(4), 382-390; doi:10.3390/atoms2040382
Received: 31 January 2014 / Revised: 16 September 2014 / Accepted: 9 October 2014 / Published: 25 November 2014
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Atoms 2014, 2(2), 215-224; doi:10.3390/atoms2020215
Received: 31 January 2014 / Revised: 29 April 2014 / Accepted: 2 May 2014 / Published: 15 May 2014
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Atoms 2014, 2(2), 123-156; doi:10.3390/atoms2020123
Received: 6 January 2014 / Revised: 7 April 2014 / Accepted: 8 April 2014 / Published: 2 May 2014
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Atoms 2014, 2(2), 86-122; doi:10.3390/atoms2020086
Received: 31 January 2014 / Revised: 20 March 2014 / Accepted: 2 April 2014 / Published: 14 April 2014
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Atoms 2014, 2(1), 1-14; doi:10.3390/atoms2010001
Received: 24 January 2014 / Revised: 10 March 2014 / Accepted: 12 March 2014 / Published: 19 March 2014
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Atoms 2014, 2(1), 15-85; doi:10.3390/atoms2010015
Received: 25 January 2014 / Revised: 5 March 2014 / Accepted: 5 March 2014 / Published: 19 March 2014
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Atoms 2013, 1(3), 14-16; doi:10.3390/atoms1030014
Received: 29 July 2013 / Accepted: 29 July 2013 / Published: 8 August 2013
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Atoms 2013, 1(2), 13; doi:10.3390/atoms1020013
Received: 19 June 2013 / Accepted: 20 June 2013 / Published: 21 June 2013
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Last update: 20 March 2014

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