Special Issue "Spectra of Ionized Atoms: From Laboratory to Space"
A special issue of Atoms (ISSN 2218-2004). This special issue belongs to the section "Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Spectroscopy and Collisions".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2017).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: spectra of highly ionized atoms; hyperfine structure; ionization energies; critical compilations of atomic spectra
The spectra of ionized atoms continue to play an important role in understanding a wide variety of plasmas. The relatively new discipline of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) is being used on Earth to produce lower ionization stages of atoms for diagnostics of solid samples, and also in space to determine contents of rocks on Mars and Venus. Spectra of lower stages of ionization are also found in space in nebulae, interstellar clouds, chemically peculiar stars, and in the sun. There is a continuing need for the wavelengths, energy levels, and oscillator strengths. For higher ionization stages, data are needed for spectra found in the hot plasmas of tokamaks and other machines aimed at developing new energy sources. Since much of the data for these hot plasmas must come from ab initio calculations, laboratory experiments can serve to evaluate the accuracy of the calculations. Experiments with electron beam ion traps (EBITs) can remove all but a few remaining electrons and thus form a basis for evaluating calculations of ions having only a few electrons. This Special Issue of Atoms will highlight the need for continuing research on the spectra of all types of ionized atoms.
Dr. Joseph Reader
Manuscript Submission Information
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- ionized atoms
- energy levels
- oscillator strengths
- ionization energies