Atomic and Molecular Data Needs for Plasma Applications: a workshop sponsored jointly by High End Computing (HEC) Consortia UK-AMOR and HEC-PLASMA, and Collaborative Computational Projects CCPQ and CCP-Plasma (13-15 April 2021 online).

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We present here links to the recorded sessions of the workshop, and pdfs of the talks where available. Each link open a new tab containing the talk pdf file, which can then be opened.

Sessions 1 and 2 (13 April 2021)

Dr Ben Dudson (York University)Welcome and overview

(1) Applications overview

Dr Fulvio Militello (CCFE)Modelling requirements for reactors

Professor Andrew Gibson (Ruhr University of Bochum)An overview of electron impact cross section requirements for low temperature plasma modelling

Professor Nigel Mason (University of Kent)Electron interactions with atoms, molecules, clusters and surfaces – what we know and what we need to know for next generation plasma technologies physics

Professor Deborah O’Connell (Dublin City University): The importance of vibrational excitation in nitrogen plasmas

(2) Spectroscopy and uncertainties for fusion

Dr Connor Ballance (Queen’s University Belfast): Interfacing atomic structure and collisional calculations with plasma diagnostics and modelling codes

Dr Kevin Verhaegh (CCFE)Experimental investigation of the role of plasma-atom/molecule interactions on power, particle and momentum balance in tokamak power exhaust

Dr Martin O’Mullane (University of Strathclyde and CCFE): Uncertainty estimation and integration of data into large scale modelling codes

Poster sessions (13 and 14 April 2021)

Informal Group Discussion (14 April 2021): Atomic and molecular data in fusion, led by Dr Ben Dudson (York University)

Sessions 3 and 4 (14 April 2021): Watch the recording.

(3) Spectroscopy and uncertainties for fusion

Dr Kerry Lawson (CCFE)Atomic data required for Fusion Research

Dr Stuart Henderson (CCFE): Diagnostic applications of singly charged ion emission in tokamak exhaust plasmas and the role of atomic data

Professor Jonathan Tennyson (UCL)Collisional and radiative molecular data for plasma models

Dr David Moulton (CCFE)The neutral processes that are currently modelled in SOLPS-ITER and the cross sections that we use by default

(4) Atomic and molecular physics calculations 

Ms Nicole Dunleavy (Queen’s University, Belfast): Low ionization states of tungsten and molybdenum

Dr Junjie Mao (Strathclyde University): R-matrix electron-impact excitation data for the C- and N-like isoelectronic sequences

Mr Roger Dufresne (Cambridge University)Modelling low charge ions in the solar atmosphere

Dr Bridgette Cooper (UCL): Calculation of electron-molecule collisions for heavy atoms and large molecules

Demonstration by Quantemol Ltd (Led by Dr Anna Dzarasova): How to work with Quantemol tools for data generation and collection, and future developments needed by the plasma community (15 April 2021)

Informal Group Discussion (15 April 2021): Accurate and comprehensive collision data sets and their uncertainties, led by Professor Dmitry Fursa (Curtin University, Perth). Topic heading notes are available.

Informal Group Discussion (15 April 2021): Low temperature plasmas, led by Professor Andrew Gibson (Ruhr University of Bochum). Topic heading notes are available.

Sessions 5 and 6 (15 April 2021): Watch the recording.

(5) Atomic and molecular applications

Professor Hugo van der Hart (Queen’s University, Belfast): Ultra-fast dynamics and time-dependent R-matrix theory

Dr Jimena Gorfinkiel (The Open University)Recent studies of  electron molecule scattering with the R-matrix method.

Professor Paul Maguire (University of Ulster)Low energy plasma interactions with high concentration H2O vapour, water dissociation products and clusters at atmospheric pressure

Dr Giulio Del Zanna (Cambridge University): An update on available atomic data and rates for ions. Challenges in modeling non-equilibrium high-density plasma with non-thermal electron distributions.

(6) Industry and ExCalibur 

Professor Timo Gans (Dublin City University): The role of experimental validation in computational approaches for the chemical kinetics of low temperature plasmas

Dr Sebastian Mohr (Quantemol Ltd): Analysing the impact of chemistry data on plasma simulation results

Dr Joseph Parker (CCFE) NEPTUNE: Challenges and requirements for modelling fusion plasmas at the Exascale

Dr John Sheil (ARCNL): Multiply-excited states and their contribution to opacity in laser-driven tin plasmas for nanolithography