Effective collision strengths for transitions among the ten energetically lowest fine-structure levels belonging to the (1s(2)2s(2)2p(6))3s(2), 3s3p and 3p(2) configurations of Fe xv have been calculated in the electron temperature range of 10(5)-10(7) K, using the recent Dirac atomic R-matrix code of Norrington and Grant. The results are compared with the other recently available independent Breit-Pauli R-matrix calculations of Eissner et al (Eissner W, Galavis M E, Mendoza C and Zeippen C J 1999 Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. 137 165) and Griffin et al (Griffin DC, Badnell N R, Pindzola M S and Shaw J A 1999 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 32 2139, 4129). Large differences are observed for many transitions over almost the entire temperature range. These differences are analysed and discussed, and the accuracy of the calculations is assessed.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Physics B: Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|