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Title: Atomic data for x-ray astrophysics

Abstract

The available atomic data used for interpreting and modeling x-ray observations are reviewed. The applications for these data can be divided into several levels of detail, ranging from compilations which can be used with direct inspection of raw data, such as line finding lists, to synthetic spectra which attempt to fit to an entire observed dataset simultaneously. This review covers cosmic sources driven by both electron ionization and photoionization and touches briefly on planetary surfaces and atmospheres. The applications to x-ray astronomy, the available data, and recommendations for astronomical users are all reviewed, and an attempt to point out the applications where the shortcomings are greatest is also given.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 (United States)
  2. (Belgium)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21013705
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Reviews of Modern Physics; Journal Volume: 79; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.79.79; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ASTRONOMY; ASTROPHYSICS; ELECTRONS; PHOTOIONIZATION; PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES; SIMULATION; X-RAY SOURCES

Citation Formats

Kallman, T. R., Palmeri, P., and Astrophysique et Spectroscopie, Universite de Mons-Hainaut, 7000 Mons. Atomic data for x-ray astrophysics. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/REVMODPHYS.79.79.
Kallman, T. R., Palmeri, P., & Astrophysique et Spectroscopie, Universite de Mons-Hainaut, 7000 Mons. Atomic data for x-ray astrophysics. United States. doi:10.1103/REVMODPHYS.79.79.
Kallman, T. R., Palmeri, P., and Astrophysique et Spectroscopie, Universite de Mons-Hainaut, 7000 Mons. Mon . "Atomic data for x-ray astrophysics". United States. doi:10.1103/REVMODPHYS.79.79.
@article{osti_21013705,
title = {Atomic data for x-ray astrophysics},
author = {Kallman, T. R. and Palmeri, P. and Astrophysique et Spectroscopie, Universite de Mons-Hainaut, 7000 Mons},
abstractNote = {The available atomic data used for interpreting and modeling x-ray observations are reviewed. The applications for these data can be divided into several levels of detail, ranging from compilations which can be used with direct inspection of raw data, such as line finding lists, to synthetic spectra which attempt to fit to an entire observed dataset simultaneously. This review covers cosmic sources driven by both electron ionization and photoionization and touches briefly on planetary surfaces and atmospheres. The applications to x-ray astronomy, the available data, and recommendations for astronomical users are all reviewed, and an attempt to point out the applications where the shortcomings are greatest is also given.},
doi = {10.1103/REVMODPHYS.79.79},
journal = {Reviews of Modern Physics},
number = 1,
volume = 79,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}