Atomic data and spectral line intensities for Ni XIV
Abstract
Electron impact collision strengths, energy levels, oscillator strengths, and spontaneous radiative decay rates are calculated for Ni XIV. We include in the calculations all the configurations belonging to the n=3 complex, and provide data for the lowest 143 finestructure levels, belonging to the configurations 3s ^{2}3p ^{3}, 3s3p ^{4}, 3s ^{2}3p ^{2}3d, 3p ^{5}, 3s3p ^{3}3d, and 3s ^{2}3p3d ^{2}. Collision strengths are calculated at six incident energies for all transitions: 0.112, 8.07, 21.3, 43.4, 80.3, and 141.8 Ry above the threshold of each transition. Calculations have been carried out using the Flexible Atomic Code. Excitation rate coefficients are calculated as a function of electron temperature by assuming a Maxwellian electron velocity distribution. Using the excitation rate coefficients and the radiative transition rates of the present work, statistical equilibrium equations for level populations are solved at electron densities covering the range of 10 ^{8}10 ^{14} cm ^{3} and at an electron temperature of logT_{e}(K)=6.3, corresponding to the maximum abundance of Ni XIV. Spectral line intensities are calculated, and their diagnostic relevance is discussed. This data set is available in version 6.0 of the CHIANTI database.
 Publication:

Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables
 Pub Date:
 January 2010
 DOI:
 10.1016/j.adt.2009.09.002
 Bibcode:
 2010ADNDT..96...52L