Developments in soft X-ray spectral modelling for fusion: areas of overlap with astrophysics

Allan Whiteford, N. R. Badnell, R. Barnsley, I.H. Coffey, M.G. O'Mullane, Hugh Summers, K.D. Zastrow

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This paper focuses on the diagnostic analysis in magnetically confined fusion plasmas with attention drawn both to the methodology in common with that in astrophysics and to points of departure - such as species, transport, high density and the role of neutral hydrogen. Comment is also made on the state of high quality theoretical collision data from a fusion perspective and how it can support rigorous error analysis of better spectroscopic measurements
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationX-Ray diagnostics of astrophysical plasmas
Subtitle of host publicationtheory, experiment and observation
EditorsRandall K. Smith
Place of PublicationMelville
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2005
EventAnnual Scientific Session on High-Temperature Superconductivity - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 19 Dec 200119 Dec 2001

Publication series

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


ConferenceAnnual Scientific Session on High-Temperature Superconductivity
Country/TerritoryRussian Federation


  • electron-impact excitation
  • atomic data
  • scattering
  • plasmas
  • diagnostic application

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