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