Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 131, Number 3, September 1998
|Page(s)||499 - 522|
|Published online||15 September 1998|
Atomic data from the IRON Project*
XXIX. Radiative rates for transitions within the n = 2 complex in ions of the boron isoelectronic sequence
Departamento de Física, Universidad Metropolitana, PO Box 76819, Caracas 1070A, Venezuela
2 Centro de Física, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC), PO Box 21827, Caracas 1020A, Venezuela
3 URA 173 (associée au CNRS et à l'Université Paris 7) et DAEC, Observatoire de Paris, F-92195 Meudon, France
Send offprint request to: C.J. Zeippen
Accepted: 18 March 1998
As part of the IRON Project, radiative rates have been calculated for the E1, E2 and M1 transitions within the complex in ions of the boron isoelectronic sequence (). The computations have been carried out with the atomic structure code superstructure which facilitates the generation of extended radiative datasets including configuration interaction, Breit–Pauli relativistic contributions and semi-empirical term-energy corrections. By means of extensive comparisons with the available datasets for this sequence, with detailed single-ion calculations and recent experiments, we have been able to assign accuracy ratings to the present A-values. We find that in general the spin-allowed and spin-forbidden E1 transitions are accurate to 10% and 20%, respectively, except for a few transitions in ions with that are perturbed by admixture with low-lying states (e.g. 2s) and for those affected by the avoided crossing of the 2s2pS1/2 and P1/2 which takes place at . It is concluded that, statistically, the present dataset is the most accurate to date for this astrophysically relevant sequence.
Key words: atomic data / atomic processes
A detailed table of the present transition probabilities is available in electronic form from the CDS via anonymous ftp 126.96.36.199
© European Southern Observatory (ESO), 1998