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000003971 0247_ $$2DOI$$a10.3847/1538-4365/aad3c5
000003971 037__ $$aSCART-2019-0098
000003971 100__ $$aNikolić, D.
000003971 245__ $$aSuppression of Dielectronic Recombination Due to Finite Density Effects. II. Analytical Refinement and Application to Density-dependent Ionization Balances and AGN Broad-line Emission
000003971 260__ $$c2018
000003971 520__ $$aWe present improved fits to our treatment of suppression of dielectronic recombination at intermediate densities. At low densities, most recombined excited states eventually decay to the ground state, and therefore the total dielectronic recombination rate to all levels is preserved. At intermediate densities, on the other hand, collisions can lead to ionization of higher-lying excited states, thereby suppressing the dielectronic recombination rate. The improved suppression factors presented here, although highly approximate, allow summed recombination rate coefficients to be used to intermediate densities. There have been several technical improvements to our previously presented fits. For H- through B-like ions the activation log densities have been adjusted to better reproduce existing data. For B-, C-, Al-, and Si-like ions secondary autoionization is now included. The treatment of density discontinuity in electron excitations out of ground state H-, He-, and Ne-like ions has been improved. These refined dielectronic recombination suppression factors are used in the most recent version of the plasma simulation code Cloudy. We show how the ionization and emission spectrum change when this physics is included. Although these suppression factors improve the treatment of intermediate densities, they are highly approximate and are not a substitution for a complete collisional- radiative model of the ionization balance.
000003971 594__ $$aNO
000003971 6531_ $$aatomic data
000003971 6531_ $$aatomic processes
000003971 6531_ $$aISM: abundances
000003971 6531_ $$aISM: atoms
000003971 6531_ $$aline: formation
000003971 6531_ $$aplasmas
000003971 6531_ $$aPhysics - Atomic Physics
000003971 700__ $$aGorczyca, T. W.
000003971 700__ $$aKorista, K. T.
000003971 700__ $$aChatzikos, M.
000003971 700__ $$aFerland, G. J.
000003971 700__ $$aGuzmán, F.
000003971 700__ $$avan Hoof, P. A. M.
000003971 700__ $$aWilliams, R. J. R.
000003971 700__ $$aBadnell, N. R.
000003971 773__ $$c41$$n2$$pThe Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series$$v237$$y2018
000003971 8560_ $$fpeter.vanhoof@observatoire.be
000003971 85642 $$ahttps://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/\#abs/2018ApJS..237...41N
000003971 905__ $$apublished in
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