An abundance of absorption and emission lines of iron-peak species such as Fe I and Fe II can be seen in the spectra of many astrophysical objects. Thus, the accurate modelling of such spectra requires sets of high quality atomic data for these species. In this paper we present preliminary results from the present electron-impact excitation calculations for Fe II and fine-structure resolved photoionisation calculations for Fe I employing the Dirac Atomic R-matrix and Breit-Pauli R-matrix methods. For the Fe II excitation we compare results with all existing calculations, and for the Fe I photoionisation we present a sample of level-resolved cross sections. The calculations and results described throughout will be of use to those requiring high quality atomic data for modelling a wide variety of astrophysical objects.
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › Doctor of PhilosophyFile