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Atoms 2014, 2(3), 378-381;

Special Issue on Spectral Line Shapes in Plasmas

Faculty of Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 7610001, Israel
Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, PIIM UMR 7345, 13397 Marseille, France
International Atomic Energy Agency, Atomic and Molecular Data Unit, Nuclear Data Section, P.O.Box 100, A-1400 Vienna, Austria
Departamento de Física Aplicada, Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid 47011, Spain
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Received: 16 July 2014 / Accepted: 17 July 2014 / Published: 7 August 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Spectral Line Shapes in Plasmas)
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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 analytic methods and computer codes of varying complexity, and, necessarily, varying limits of applicability and accuracy. However, studies comparing different computational and analytic methods are almost non-existent. The Spectral Line Shapes in Plasma (SLSP) code comparison workshop series [1] was established to fill this gap. Numerous computational cases considered in the two workshops organized to date (in April 2012 and August 2013 in Vienna, Austria) not only serve the purpose of code comparison, but also have applications in research of magnetic fusion, astrophysical, laser-produced plasmas, and so on. Therefore, although the first workshop was briefly reviewed elsewhere [2], and will likely be followed by a review of the second one, it was unanimously decided by the participants that a volume devoted to results of the workshops was desired. It is the main purpose of this special issue. View Full-Text
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Stambulchik, E.; Calisti, A.; Chung, H.-K.; González, M.Á. Special Issue on Spectral Line Shapes in Plasmas. Atoms 2014, 2, 378-381.

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