Special Issue "Spectral Line Shapes in Plasmas"
A special issue of Atoms (ISSN 2218-2004).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2014)
Dr. Evgeny Stambulchik
Plasma Laboratory, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 7610001 Israel
Interests: line-shape broadening in plasmas; Stark and Zeeman effects; polarization spectroscopy; non-LTE kinetics in plasmas
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
Dr. Annette Calisti
Laboratoire PIIM, UMR7345,Aix-Marseille Université - CNRS,Centre Saint Jérôme case 232, 13397 Marseille Cedex 20, France
Dr. Manuel Á. González Delgado
Departamento de Física Aplicada, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Informática, Universidad de Valladolid, Paseo de Belén 15, 47011 Valladolid, Spain
Interests: atomic line shape calculation; plasma diagnostics; computer simulation; mLearning; biometrics
Line-shape analysis is one of the most important tools for diagnostics of both laboratory and space plasmas. Its reliable implementation requires sufficiently accurate calculations, which imply the use of analytical methods and computer codes of varying complexity, and, necessarily, varying limits of applicability and accuracy. However, studies comparing different computational and analytical methods are almost nonexistent. The Spectral Line Shapes in Plasma (SLSP) code comparison workshop series was established to fill this gap.
Numerous computational cases considered in the two workshops organized to date (in 2012 and 2013) not only served the purpose of code comparison, but also have applications in research of magnetic fusion, astrophysical and laser-produced plasmas, and more. Therefore, although the first workshop was shortly reviewed elsewhere, and will likely be followed by a review of the second one, it was unanimously decided by the participants that a dedicated volume devoted to results of the workshops is desired. It is the purpose of this special issue.
In addition, we welcome contributions from the wider community working on diverse aspects of calculations of spectral line shapes in plasmas. E. Stambulchik, High Energy Density Phys. 9, 528-534 (2013).
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