Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 587A, 114-114 (2016/3-1)
Model estimates of inelastic calcium-hydrogen collision data for non-LTE stellar atmospheres modeling.
BELYAEV A.K., YAKOVLEVA S.A., GUITOU M., MITRUSHCHENKOV A.O., SPIELFIEDEL A. and FEAUTRIER N.
Abstract (from CDS):
Inelastic processes in low-energy Ca + H and Ca+ + H– collisions are treated for the states from the ground state up to the ionic state with the aim to provide rate coefficients needed for non-LTE modeling of Ca in cool stellar atmospheres. The electronic molecular structure was determined using a recently proposed model approach that is based on an asymptotic method. Nonadiabatic nuclear dynamics were treated by means of multichannel formulas, based on the Landau-Zener model for nonadiabatic transition probabilities. The cross sections and rate coefficients for inelastic processes in Ca + H and Ca+ + H– collisions were calculated for all transitions between 17 low-lying covalent states plus the ionic state. It is shown that the highest rate coefficient values correspond to the excitation, de-excitation, ion-pair formation, and mutual neutralization processes involving the Ca(4s5s 1,3S) and the ionic Ca+ + H– states. The next group with the second highest rate coefficients includes the processes involving the Ca(4s5p 1,3P), Ca(4s4d 1,3D), and Ca(4s4p 1P) states. The processes from these two groups are likely to be important for non-LTE modeling.
atomic data - line: formation - stars: abundances