Ionization balance for optically thin plasmas: Rate coefficients for all atoms and ions of the elements H to Ni

P. Mazzotta, G. Mazzitelli, S. Colafrancesco, N. Vittorio

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We present in this paper new and updated calculations of the ionization equilibrium for all the elements from H to Ni. We collected for these elements all the data available in the literature for the ionization and radiative plus dielectronic recombination rates. In particular, the dielectronic rates have been fitted with a single formula and the related coefficients are tabulated. Our results are compared with previous works.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403 - 409
Number of pages7
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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