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Atoms 2018, 6(2), 32; https://doi.org/10.3390/atoms6020032

New Los Alamos Opacity Calculations

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
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Received: 5 April 2018 / Revised: 2 May 2018 / Accepted: 3 May 2018 / Published: 4 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Atomic and Molecular Opacity Data for Astrophysics)
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In 2015 Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) released a new set of OPLIB opacity tables for the elements hydrogen through zinc. The new LANL opacities are publicly available via our website and are already in use by the astrophysics community. In this contribution, we discuss the extension of our opacity calculations to elements beyond zinc. Such calculations are motivated by potential industrial applications (for elements such as Sn) as well as available experimental data with which to compare our calculations (for Ge and Br). After a short outline of our method for computing opacities for these elements, we make comparisons to available experimental data and find good agreement. Future plans are briefly discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: opacity opacity
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Colgan, J.; Kilcrease, D.P.; Magee, N.H.; Sherrill, M.E.; Fontes, C.J.; Hakel, P. New Los Alamos Opacity Calculations. Atoms 2018, 6, 32.

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