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Li Group: Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics

Lanzhou School of Nuclear Science and Technology

We focus on the interactions between electron and photon from atomic, molecular and cluster targets. Reliable atomic structure data and various rate coefficients, such as excitation, ionization and recombination processes are nowadays required in many different research fields from impurities transport in fusion devices to astrophysics, to XCT and extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL). We also investigated the high-Z plasma spectra both experimentally and theoretically using collisional-radiative model.

In addition, the group investigating the interacting between Actinide molecules and environments, which are expected to be useful for fission reactor and nuclear waste treatment.


Bowen LI
School of Nuclear Science and Technology; Lanzhou University; Lanzhou 730000; P. R. China
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  • [1] J. Wei, B. Li and X. Chen, "Elastic electron scattering from A@Cn(A = Ca, Mg, n = 60, 20)", Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 53, 205202 (2020). [link to article]
  • [2] Y. Li et al., "Multiconfiguration Dirac-Hartree-Fock calculations of energy levels and radiative rates of Fe VII", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 479, 1260-1266 (2018). [link to article]
  • [3] B. Li et al., "Properties of the extreme ultraviolet emission from germanium and gallium plasmas", Journal of Applied Physics 118, 073302 (2015). [link to article]
  • [4] B. Li et al., "Analysis of laser produced plasmas of gold in the 1–7 nm region", Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 47, 075001 (2014). [link to article]
  • [5] B. Li et al., ""Water window" sources: Selection based on the interplay of spectral properties and multilayer reflection bandwidth", Applied Physics Letters 102, 041117 (2013). [link to article]
  • [6] B. Li, G. O'Sullivan and C. Dong, "Relativistic R-matrix calculation photoionization cross section of Xe and Xe@C60", Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 46, 155203 (2013). [link to article]
  • [7] B. Li et al., "Investigation of Gd and Tb plasmas for beyond extreme ultraviolet lithography based on multilayer mirror performance", Applied Physics Letters 101, 013112 (2012). [link to article]
  • [8] B. W. Li et al., "Dielectronic recombination of Rh-like Gd and W", Physical Review A 85, 052706 (2012). [link to article]


Collisional-Radiative Processes Dielectronic Recombination Distorted-Wave Approximations Elastic Scattering Electron – Ion Collisions Electron – Ion Recombination Electron – Molecule Collisions Electron Impact Dissociation Iron Spectroscopy MCDF Plasma Diagnostics Plasma Impurities Tungsten VUV/EUV Spectroscopy