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)
Dr. Alexander Kramida
Atomic Spectroscopy Group, Quantum Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Phone: +1 301-975-8074
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
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
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
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Atoms is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
- atomic structure
- atomic transition probabilities
- data validation
- critical assessment of theoretical atomic data
- atomic code development
- atomic code validation
- uncertainties of atomic data
Article: Assessing Uncertainties of Theoretical Atomic Transition Probabilities with Monte Carlo Random Trials
Atoms 2014, 2(2), 86-122; doi:10.3390/atoms2020086
Received: 31 January 2014; in revised form: 20 March 2014 / Accepted: 2 April 2014 / Published: 14 April 2014| Download PDF Full-text (832 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text
Article: Critical Assessment of Theoretical Calculations of Atomic Structure and Transition Probabilities: An Experimenter’s View
Atoms 2014, 2(1), 15-85; doi:10.3390/atoms2010015
Received: 25 January 2014; in revised form: 5 March 2014 / Accepted: 5 March 2014 / Published: 19 March 2014| Download PDF Full-text (939 KB)
Atoms 2014, 2(1), 1-14; doi:10.3390/atoms2010001
Received: 24 January 2014; in revised form: 10 March 2014 / Accepted: 12 March 2014 / Published: 19 March 2014| Download PDF Full-text (308 KB)
Editorial: Notes on Critical Assessment of Theoretical Calculations of Atomic Structure and Transition Probabilities
Atoms 2013, 1(3), 14-16; doi:10.3390/atoms1030014
Received: 29 July 2013; Accepted: 29 July 2013 / Published: 8 August 2013| Download PDF Full-text (154 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text
Editorial: Special Issue on Critical Assessment of Theoretical Calculations of Atomic Structure and Transition Probabilities
Atoms 2013, 1(2), 13; doi:10.3390/atoms1020013
Received: 19 June 2013; Accepted: 20 June 2013 / Published: 21 June 2013| Download PDF Full-text (83 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Last update: 20 March 2014