Special Issue "Spectral Line Shapes in Plasmas, Including Cases with External Electric and Magnetic Fields and Laser Plasma Interaction"

A special issue of Atoms (ISSN 2218-2004).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 May 2023 | Viewed by 75

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Alexander V. Demura
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Guest Editor
National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute", Department of Plasma Theory, Kurchatov Complex of Thermonuclear Energetics and Plasma Technologies, 123182 Moscow, Russia
Interests: statistics of plasma microfield; stark broadening of spectral lines; MSE; atomic kinetics in plasma

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As a famous physicist once stated: “The interest to the line shapes is inspired by a vision”. Another considerably interesting researcher once joked while addressing a policeman: “You know now it was discovered that the light we see has a shape?!”; the addressee, frightened by such a strange idea, hurried to release him. However, the line profile can provide plentiful information about plasma composition, temperature, density, the character of plasma ionization and thermal equilibrium, radiative transfer, the presence and property of the external electric and magnetic fields as well as the action of laser radiation, all of which are key quantities in plasma diagnostics. These studies are of significant importance for various applications in magnetic and inertial fusion, astrophysics, gaseous discharges, photonic and electronic devices, laser physics, optics, etc.

This Special Issue attempts to present recent researcher achievements crucial to fundamental and applied sciences, a topic well suited for the scope of the Atoms journal judging by the contents of already published articles.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Advances in the analytical theory of spectral line broadening in plasmas.
  2. Advances in the computer simulation of spectral line formation in plasmas.
  3. Newly performed experimental studies and the elaborated treatment of results of the formation of spectral lines in various plasma installations as well as of astrophysical objects.
  4. Influence of the external electric and magnetic fields and laser plasma interaction on spectral line formation, radiative transfer and atomic kinetics.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Alexander V. Demura
Guest Editor

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  • spectral line shapes in plasmas
  • electric and magnetic fields
  • spectral line shapes in plasmas code comparison workshops (under assistance of IAEA)
  • international conference on spectral line shapes
  • European conferences on plasma physics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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