Collision strengths for transitions among the energetically lowest 53 fine-structure levels belonging to the (1s(2)2s(2)2p(6)) 3l(2), 3l3l', 3s4l and 3p4s configurations of Fe XV are computed, over an electron energy range below 160 Ryd, using the Dirac Atomic R-matrix Code (DARC) of Norrington & Grant (2003). Effective collision strengths, obtained after integrating the collision strengths over a Maxwellian distribution of electron energies, have also been calculated. These results of effective collision strengths are tabulated for all 1378 inelastic transitions over a wide temperature range of 10(5) to 10(7) K. Comparisons are also made with other R-matrix calculations and the accuracy of the results is assessed.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Astronomy and Astrophysics|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Space and Planetary Science