Energy Levels, Transition Rates and Electron Impact Excitation Rates for the B-like Isoelectronic Sequence with Z = 24-30
We report calculations of spectroscopic accuracy for 513 states in the B-like ions with Z = 24-30. The energy levels and transition rates are calculated using the second-order many-body perturbation theory, while multiconfiguration Dirac-Hartree-Fock calculations are performed to support the former results. The present two sets of results agree excellently with each other, and can be used as benchmarks in the future. The electron-impact excitation (EIE) collision strengths are calculated based on independent processes and isolated resonances approximation using the distorted wave method. Based on the present atomic data, the spectral lines of these ions are simulated using a collisional radiative model. The amount of energy, transition data, and EIE collision strengths of high accuracy are significantly increased for several B-like ions of astrophysical interest, where experimental data are still very scarce. The results can be used in line identification, plasma modeling, and diagnostics of astrophysical plasmas.