On the interpolation of isoelectronic data
Abstract
The program developed by \cite[Burgess]{\ref3} for spline fitting and interpolating collision strengths can also be used to do isoelectronic fits. Instead of treating Omega(E) or Upsilon(T) one inputs an arbitrary quantity A(Z) that is a function of nuclear charge number Z. In this way isoelectronic atomic data can be visualised and compacted in an easy manner which allows for accurate interpolation along a sequence. Four illustrative applications are provided.
 Publication:

Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series
 Pub Date:
 January 1997
 DOI:
 10.1051/aas:1997119
 Bibcode:
 1997A&AS..121..187B
 Keywords:

 ISOELECTRONIC SEQUENCE;
 ATOMIC DATA;
 SPLINE INTERPOLATION