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Atomic Scattering Data and Their Evaluation: Strategies for Obtaining Complete Cross-Section Sets for Electron Collision Processes

Stephen J. Buckman, Michael J. Brunger, Kurunathan Ratnavelu

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 63 / Number 3 / May 2013 / Pages 385-391

Technical Paper / Selected papers from IAEA-NFRI Technical Meeting on Data Evaluation for Atomic, Molecular and Plasma-Material Interaction Processes in Fusion, September 4-7, 2012, Daejeon, Republic of Korea /

We describe the challenges facing, and opportunities for, the scattering community as it attempts to provide complete cross-section databases for the modeling of a variety of important applications in fusion science and low-temperature plasmas. We outline a suggested protocol for how the community might collectively move forward to construct both benchmarked collision systems and ultimately a complete cross-section database for a given species. Some examples of scattering data and techniques that may be useful for benchmarking are provided.

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