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Atomic and Molecular Calculations for Plasma Diagnostics


The interpretation of astrophysical spectra emerging from ground and satellite facilities is underpinned by accurate atomic and molecular structure.

The resulting collisional calculations (excitation/ionisation/recombination/photoabsorption) can be incorporated into highly complex modelling codes to fully simulate the astrophysical environments. The R-matrix method developed at QUB allows us to take first principle calculations through to the interpretation of results from a wide variety of plasmas sources.

ARC Academics:

Dr. Connor Balance

Dr. Cathy Ramsbottom