ADAS: atomic data, modelling and analysis for fusion

Hugh Summers, M.G. O'Mullane, Allan Whiteford, N. R. Badnell, S.D. Loch

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The Atomic Data and Analysis Structure, ADAS, comprises extensive fundamental and derived atomic data collections, interactive codes for the manipulation and generation of collisional-radiative data and models, off-line codes for large scale fundamental atomic data production and codes for diagnostic analysis in the fusion and astrophysical environments. ADAS data are organized according to precise specifications, tuned to application and are assigned to numbered ADAS data formats. Some of these formats contain very large quantities of data and some have achieved wide-scale adoption in the fusion community. The paper focuses on recent extensions of ADAS designed to orient ADAS to the needs of ITER. The issue of heavy atomic species, expected to be present as ITER wall and divertor materials, dopants or control species, will be addressed with a view to the economized handling of the emission and ionisation state data needed for diagnostic spectral analysis. Charge exchange and beam emission spectroscopic capabilities and developments in ADAS will be reviewed from an ITER perspective and in the context of a shared analysis between fusion laboratories. Finally an overview and summary of current large scale fundamental data production in the framework of the ADAS project will be given and its intended availability in both fusion and astrophysics noted.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAtomic and molecular data and their applications
EditorsEvelyne Roueff
Place of PublicationMelville
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2007
Event5th International Conference on Atomic and Molecular Data and Their Applications - Meudon, France
Duration: 15 Oct 200619 Nov 2006

Publication series

NameAIP conference proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
ISSN (Print)0094-243X


Conference5th International Conference on Atomic and Molecular Data and Their Applications


  • atomic physics
  • fusion
  • plasmas
  • spectroscopy
  • finite-density plasmas

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