Effective collision strengths for electron impact excitation of Si VIII

Francis Keenan, Catherine Ramsbottom, K.L. Bell, A. Matthews

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Effective collision strengths for electron-impact excitation of the nitrogen-like ion Si VIII are presented over the wide range of electron temperatures log T(K) = 4.0-6.5. All 231 fine- structure transitions among the 22 fine-structure levels arising from the lowest 11 LS target states (2s(2)2p(3), 2s2p(4), 2p(5), and 2s(2)2p(2)3s) are considered in the tabulation. The collision strengths are evaluated in a multi- channel R-matrix approach, and the corresponding effective collision strengths are obtained by averaging these over a Maxwellian distribution of electron velocities. Comparisons are made with recent distorted-wave results at high incident electron energies. Differences of up to 20% are found, particularly for some allowed transitions. (C) 2003 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-82
Number of pages14
JournalAtomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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