Benchmarking Multiconfiguration Dirac-Hartree-Fock Calculations for Astrophysics: Si-like Ions from Cr XI to Zn XVII
The multiconfiguration Dirac-Hartree-Fock (MCDHF) and relativistic configuration interaction methods are used to provide excitation energies, lifetimes, and radiative transition data for the 604 (699, 702, 704, 704, 704, and 699) lowest levels of the 3s 23p 2, 3s3p 3, 3s 23p3d, 3p 4, 3s3p 23d, 3s 23d 2, 3p 33d, 3s3p3d 2, 3s3d 3, 3p3d 3, 3p 23d 2, 3s 23p4s, 3s 23p4p, 3s 23p4d, 3s 23p4f, 3s3p 24s, 3s3p 24p, 3s3p 24d, 3s3p 24f, 3s 23d4s, 3s 23d4p, 3p 34s, 3p 34p, 3s3p3d4s, 3s 23p5s, and 3s 23p5p configurations in Cr XI, (Mn XII, Fe XIII, Co XIV, Ni XV, Cu XVI, and Zn XVII). Previous line identifications of Fe XIII and Ni XV in the EUV and X-ray wavelength ranges are reviewed by comprehensively comparing the MCDHF theoretical results with available experimental data. Many recent identifications of Fe XIII and Ni XV lines are confirmed, and several new identifications for these two ions are proposed. A consistent atomic data set with spectroscopic accuracy is provided for the lowest hundreds of levels for Si-like ions of iron-group elements of astrophysical interest, for which experimental values are scarce. The uncertainty estimation method suggested by Kramida, applied to the comparison of the length and velocity line strength values, is used for ranking the transition data. The correlation of the latter with the gauge dependency patterns of the line strengths is investigated.