Collision strengths for transitions among the energetically lowest 46 fine-structure levels belonging to the (1s(2)) 2s(2)2p(2), 2s2p(3), 2p(4), and 2s(2)2p3l configurations of Ca XV are computed, over a wide electron energy range below 300 Ryd, using the Dirac Atomic R-matrix Code (DARC) of Norrington & Grant (2003). Resonances in the threshold region have been resolved in a fine energy mesh, and excitation rates are determined over a wide electron temperature range below 10(7) K. The results are compared with those available in the literature, and the accuracy of the data is assessed.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Astronomy and Astrophysics|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Space and Planetary Science