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2007-01-05 - Article/Dans un journal avec peer-review - Anglais - 55 page(s)

Kallman T.R., Palmeri Patrick , "Atomic data for X-ray astrophysics" in Reviews of Modern Physics, 79, 1, 79–133

  • Edition : American Physical Society
  • Codes CREF : Enseignement des sciences exactes et naturelles (DI0131), Mécanique quantique classique et relativiste (DI1211)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Astrophysique et spectroscopie (S804)
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(Anglais) We review the available atomic data used for interpreting and modeling X-ray observations. The applications for these data can be divided into several levels of detail, ranging from compilations which can be used with direct inspection of raw data, such as line finding lists, to synthetic spectra which attempt to fit to an entire observed dataset simultaneously. This review covers cosmic sources driven by both electron ionization and photoionization and touches briefly on planetary surfaces and atmospheres. We review all of this, the applications to X-ray astronomy, the available data, recommendations for astronomical users, and attempt to point out the applications where the shortcomings are greatest.

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  • DOI : 10.1103/RevModPhys.79.79