Energy levels, radiative rates and electron impact excitation rates for transitions in He-like Mg XI, Al XII, P XIV and S XV
We report calculations of energy levels, radiative rates and electron impact excitation cross sections and rates for transitions in He-like Mg XI, Al XII, P XIV and S XV. The GRASP (general-purpose relativistic atomic structure package) code is adopted to calculate energy levels and radiative rates. To determine the collision strengths and subsequently the excitation rates, the Dirac atomic R-matrix code (DARC) is used. Oscillator strengths, radiative rates and line strengths are reported for all E1, E2, M1 and M2 transitions among the lowest 49 levels of each ion. Collision strengths are averaged over a Maxwellian velocity distribution and the effective collision strengths obtained are listed over a wide temperature range up to 107.2 K. Comparisons are made with similar data obtained from the flexible atomic code (FAC) to highlight the importance of resonances, included in calculations with DARC, in the determination of effective collision strengths. Discrepancies between the collision strengths from DARC and FAC, particularly for forbidden transitions, are also discussed. Additionally, theoretical lifetimes are listed for all the 49 levels of the above four ions.
- Pub Date:
- February 2012
- Physics - Atomic Physics
- Text: 10p, Tables: 6, Figs: 11 Will appear in Phys Scr 86 (2012) 000000. arXiv admin note: substantial text overlap with arXiv:1207.6525