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Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto

Modelling and Spectroscopy of Atomic Radiation from Low Density Plasmas

David H. Brooks

Discussed topics


  • Types of plasma equilibria
  • Atomic processes in optically thin plasmas
  • Atom/ion population structure
  • Generalised collisional-radiative theory
  • Ionisation state distributions
  • Radiated Power loss
  • Spectroscopic diagnostics
  • A test case: the solar transition zone

Session 1: Lecture I
17 March 1999
Session 2: Lecture II
24 March 1999
Session 3: Lecture III
15 April 1999
Session 4: Lecture IV
19 May 1999