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Problems with Atomic and Molecular Data: Including All the Lines

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Part of the GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences book series (GEPS)

Abstract

The line data available on my web site for computing opacities, model atmospheres, and spectra were computed or collected from the literature more than 25 years ago. I am recomputing the existing line lists including many more configurations and energy levels and producing many more lines. I am collecting more recent data from the literature, and I am extending the calculation to heavier elements and higher stages of ionization. I will produce more than 10 times as many lines which will significantly increase the opacity in the models and produce improved fits to observed spectra. All the new data are available on my website http://kurucz.harvard.edu.

Keywords

Atomic data Molecular data Opacity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsCambridgeUSA

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