Modern Methods in Collisional-Radiative Modeling of Plasmas

  • Yuri Ralchenko

Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 90)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Christopher J. Fontes, James Colgan, Joseph Abdallah Jr
    Pages 17-50
  3. H.-K. Chung, S. B. Hansen, H. A. Scott
    Pages 51-79
  4. Vladimir G. Novikov
    Pages 105-126
  5. G. J. Ferland, R. J. R. Williams
    Pages 153-180
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 209-212

About this book


This book provides a compact yet comprehensive overview of recent developments in collisional-radiative (CR) modeling of laboratory and astrophysical plasmas. It describes advances across the entire field, from basic considerations of model completeness to validation and verification of CR models to calculation of plasma kinetic characteristics and spectra in diverse plasmas. 

Various approaches to CR modeling are presented, together with numerous examples of applications.  A number of important topics, such as atomic models for CR modeling, atomic data and its availability and quality, radiation transport, non-Maxwellian effects on plasma emission, ionization potential lowering, and verification and validation of CR models, are thoroughly addressed. Strong emphasis is placed on the most recent developments in the field, such as XFEL spectroscopy.

Written by leading international research scientists from a number of key laboratories, the book offers a timely summary of the most recent progress in this area. It will be a useful and practical guide for students and experienced researchers working in plasma spectroscopy, spectra simulations, and related fields.


CR modelling of Astrophysical Plasma Collisional-radiative (CR) Modeling Collisional-radiative Modeling Methods Collisional-radiative Modeling of Plasmas verification of Collisional-radiative models Lead Researchers in CR Modeling Self-Consistent Large-Scale CR Modeling Radiation Hydrodynamics Interaction of Monochromatic X-rays with Matter XFEL spectroscopy Spectral Modeling in Astrophysics

Editors and affiliations

  • Yuri Ralchenko
    • 1
  1. 1.and TechNational Institute of StandardsGaithersburgUSA

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