MAPPINGS V: Astrophysical plasma modeling code

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MAPPINGS V: Astrophysical plasma modeling code

Post by Ada Coda » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:36 pm

MAPPINGS V: Astrophysical plasma modeling code

Abstract: MAPPINGS V is a update of the MAPPINGS code (ascl:1306.008) and provides new cooling function computations for optically thin plasmas based on the greatly expanded atomic data of the CHIANTI 8 database. The number of cooling and recombination lines has been expanded from ~2000 to over 80,000, and temperature-dependent spline-based collisional data have been adopted for the majority of transitions. The expanded atomic data set provides improved modeling of both thermally ionized and photoionized plasmas; the code is now capable of predicting detailed X-ray spectra of nonequilibrium plasmas over the full nonrelativistic temperature range, increasing its utility in cosmological simulations, in modeling cooling flows, and in generating accurate models for the X-ray emission from shocks in supernova remnants.

Credit: Sutherland, Ralph; Dopita, Mike; Binette, Luc; Groves, Brent


Bibcode: 2018ascl.soft07005S

ID: ascl:1807.005
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