The Arcetri spectral code and database for the evaluation of hot plasmas emissivity has been revised and now includes:
For most sequences, theoretical computation available in the literature has been used; no collision data are available for the Magnesium- , Oxygen- and Nitrogen-like minor elements, so it has been necessary to interpolate the effective collision strengths and the radiative data from the isoelectronic ions which were available in the CHIANTI database.
The assessment of the atomic data for the minor elements is discussed in detail and comparison with results of the old version for the most abundant elements is performed. Most important lines results to have been correctly evaluated also in the old version, but a number of very large differences occurred, due to the use of improved values of the collision excitation rates.
Random comparison have been performed with the Utrecht code (Kaastra et al. 1996) using the line list available at the SRON-SPEX (Spectral X-Ray and UV modeling, analysis and fitting) World Wide Web page at http://saturn.sron.ruu.nl/general/projects/spex/
Most results agree within 50% but a number of big differences have been shown and a more detailed comparison will be performed in the future.
The present version of the Arcetri code, is being currently applied to the spectroscopical diagnostic of CDS data from SOHO, Fig. 2 and Fig. 3 to the line identification of SERTS Fig. 4 and to the analysis of EUVE observations of stellar coronae from solar-type stars, Fig. 6 and Fig. 5.
Work is in progress to apply the code to the data analysis of SAX observations of active stars.
|Figure 2: NIS1 spectrum of a solar active region. The normal incidence spectrograph observation from SOHO of an active region (top) is compared with the simulated synthetic spectrum (bottom); use is made of the Arcetri spectral database; the electron density is assumed|
|Figure 3: New lines included in the code. The grazing incidence spectrum of a solar active region from 397 Å to 415 Å. Data from CDS on SOHO. The clearly identified NaVIII 411.17 and CrXIV 412.05 are among the new lines included in the minor elements database. The spectrum has been convoluted with a Gaussian in order to remove fixed patterning|
|Figure 4: The SERTS-89 line identification. The section between 380 Å and 397 Å of the spectrum of the SERTS-89 flight (Thomas & Neupert 1994). The lines of Mn XV, Ti XI, and Cr XIV are among the new ones included in the database|
|Figure 5: The EUVE spectrum of . The medium wavelength section of the extreme ultraviolet explorer spectrum of : the synthetic spectrum (top) is compared with the observated one (bottom). Several prominent lines are labeled with their identifications|
|Figure 6: The EUVE spectrum of kappa Ceti. The long wavelength section of the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer spectrum of kappa Ceti a solar-type star: the synthetic spectrum (top) the observation (middle), the signal-to-noise ratio (bottom). marks features having signal-to-noise ratio larger than 2 and smallerthan 3|
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