Atomic data for plasma spectroscopy: The CHIANTI database, improvements and challenges

Giulio Del Zanna*, Peter R. Young

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Abstract

CHIANTI is an atomic database and software package for modeling emission lines and continua from hot astrophysical plasmas. It is freely available to all researchers and has been widely used in the Heliophysics and Astrophysics communities for almost 25 years. In this review, we summarize the properties of the current version of the database and give an overview of the relevant atomic processes. We also discuss progress towards a complete implementation of collisional-radiative modeling, simultaneously solving for atomic level and ion populations for individual elements.

Original languageEnglish
Article number46
Number of pages16
JournalAtoms
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2020
Externally publishedYes

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