ICTP 2024

Data for Modelling Atomic and Molecular Processes in Plasmas

This joint IAEA-ICTP Workshop is a 5-day series of lectures and computing practical exercises to help early-career plasma physicists develop an understanding of the techniques used to model and simulate the radiative and collisional properties of plasmas. The topics chosen are those relevant to the modelling and spectroscopic analysis of plasmas at the atomic level with applications to fusion, astrophysics and industry. Where relevant, the rapidly enlarging field of Artificial Intelligence will be related to the topics covered, with practical examples and exercises supporting the lectures and demonstrations.

The School will be held at the ICTP, near Trieste, from 18 – 22 March 2024. Further details and registration are available on the ICTP website.

Topics

  • Fundamental principles of spectroscopic diagnostics
  • Advances in experimental plasma diagnostic techniques
  • Calculations of atomic and molecular structure and properties
  • Collisional-radiative modelling
  • Online codes for the calculation of ionization distributions and spectra
  • Spectroscopic characteristics of non-Maxwellian and highly transient plasmas
  • Spectral line broadening
  • Astrophysical spectroscopy
  • Plasma opacity
  • Principles of evaluation and uncertainty quantification of atomic and molecular data
  • Data management and dissemination

Organizers

  • Christian Hill, International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Kalle Heinola, International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Dipti, International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Yuri Ralchenko, National Institute or Standards and Technology, USA
  • Sebastiján Brezinsek, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Local Organizer

  • Sandro Scandolo, ICTP

Lecturers

  • Annette Calisti, Aix-Marseille Université, France
  • Dipti, International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Jimena Gorfinkiel, Open University, UK
  • Motoshi Goto, National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan
  • Christian Hill, International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Robin Piron, CEA / DAM / DIF, France
  • Yuri Ralchenko, National Institute or Standards and Technology, USA
  • Sebastiján Brezinsek, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Resources

  1. R. Piron, Atomic models of dense plasmas, applications and current challenges, Atoms, submitted (2024).
  2. H. R. Griem, Principles of Plasma Spectroscopy. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (1997).
  3. H. R. Griem, Spectral line broadening by plasmas. Academic Press, New York, ISBN 0-12-302850-7 (1974).
  4. E. Stambulchik and Y. Maron, Plasma line broadening and computer simulations: A mini-review, High Energy Density Physics 6, 9 (2010).
  5. T. A. Gomez et al., Introduction to spectral line shape theory, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 55, 034002 (2022).

Agenda

Monday, 18 March 2024

09:00 – 09:50Registration and Opening
09:50 – 10:00Short Break
10:00 – 10:50Yuri RALCHENKO (National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States of America)
Atomic Structure and Radiation I
10:50 – 11:10Coffee Break
11:10 – 12:00Yuri RALCHENKO (National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States of America)
Atomic Structure and Radiation II
12:00 – 13:30Lunch
13:30 – 14:20Christian HILL (IAEA)
Molecular Spectroscopy I
14:20 – 14:30Short Break
14:30 – 15:20Christian HILL (IAEA)
Molecular Spectroscopy II
15:20 – 15:40Coffee Break
15:40 – 17:30Poster Session
17:30 – 19:00Welcome Reception

Tuesday, 19 March 2024

09:00 – 09:50Yuri RALCHENKO (National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States of America)
Atomic Collisions
09:50 – 10:00Short Break
10:00 – 10:50Annette CALISTI (Physique des Interactions Ioniques et Moléculaires (PIIM), Aix-Marseille Université (AMU), France)
Spectral Line Shapes in Plasmas: State of the Art I
10:50 – 11:10Coffee Break
11:10 – 12:00Annette CALISTI (Physique des Interactions Ioniques et Moléculaires (PIIM), Aix-Marseille Université (AMU), France)
Spectral Line Shapes in Plasmas: State of the Art II
12:00 – 13:30Lunch
13:30 – 14:20Jimena GORFINKIEL (The Open University, United Kingdom)
Molecular Processes I
14:20 – 14:30Short Break
14:30 – 15:20Jimena GORFINKIEL (The Open University, United Kingdom)
Molecular Processes II
15:20 – 15:40Coffee Break
15:40 – 16:40The Linux Command Line Interface
16:40 – 17:30Jupyter Notebook and JupyterLab

Wednesday, 20 March 2024

09:00 – 09:50DIPTI (IAEA)
Collisional-Radiative Modelling and Line Intensities I
09:50 – 10:00Short Break
10:00 – 10:50DIPTI (IAEA)
Collisional-Radiative Modelling and Line Intensities II
10:50 – 11:10Coffee Break
11:10 – 12:00Christian HILL (IAEA)
Online Databases and APIs I
With DIPTI
12:00 – 13:30Lunch
13:30 – 14:20Sebastiján BREZINSEK (Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), Germany)
Experimental Spectroscopy for Fusion Applications I
14:20 – 14:30Short Break
14:30 – 15:20Sebastiján BREZINSEK (Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), Germany)
Experimental Spectroscopy for Fusion Applications II
15:20 – 15:40Coffee Break
15:40 – 17:30PPP Practical

Thursday, 21 March 2024

09:00 – 09:50Robin PIRON (CEA / DAM / DIF, France)
Atomic models of dense plasmas, applications and current challenges
[abstract (pdf)]
09:50 – 10:00Short Break
10:00 – 10:50Robin PIRON (CEA / DAM / DIF, France)
Atomic models of dense plasmas, applications and current challenges (cont.)
10:50 – 11:10Coffee Break
11:10 – 12:00Christian HILL (IAEA)
Online Databases and APIs II
With Yuri RALCHENKO
12:00 – 13:30Lunch
13:30 – 14:20Motoshi GOTO (National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan)
Experimental Spectroscopy for Fusion Applications III
14:20 – 14:30Short Break
14:30 – 15:20Motoshi GOTO (National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan)
Experimental Spectroscopy for Fusion Applications IV
15:20 – 15:40Coffee Break
15:40 – 17:30FLYCHK Practical

Friday, 22 March 2024

09:00 – 09:50Data Evaluation
09:50 – 10:00Short Break
10:00 – 10:50Plasma Diagnostics
10:50 – 11:10Coffee Break
11:10 – 12:00Panel Discussion / Q & A
12:00 – 13:30Close of School followed by Lunch

Presentations

Sebastiján BREZINSEK (Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), Germany)
Experimental Spectroscopy for Fusion Applications I

Sebastiján BREZINSEK (Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), Germany)
Experimental Spectroscopy for Fusion Applications II

Annette CALISTI (Physique des Interactions Ioniques et Moléculaires (PIIM), Aix-Marseille Université (AMU), France)
Spectral Line Shapes in Plasmas: State of the Art I

Annette CALISTI (Physique des Interactions Ioniques et Moléculaires (PIIM), Aix-Marseille Université (AMU), France)
Spectral Line Shapes in Plasmas: State of the Art II

DIPTI (IAEA)
Collisional-Radiative Modelling and Line Intensities I

DIPTI (IAEA)
Collisional-Radiative Modelling and Line Intensities II

Jimena GORFINKIEL (The Open University, United Kingdom)
Molecular Processes I

Jimena GORFINKIEL (The Open University, United Kingdom)
Molecular Processes II

Motoshi GOTO (National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan)
Experimental Spectroscopy for Fusion Applications III

Motoshi GOTO (National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan)
Experimental Spectroscopy for Fusion Applications IV

Christian HILL (IAEA)
Molecular Spectroscopy I

Christian HILL (IAEA)
Molecular Spectroscopy II

Christian HILL (IAEA)
Online Databases and APIs I
With DIPTI

Christian HILL (IAEA)
Online Databases and APIs II
With Yuri RALCHENKO

Robin PIRON (CEA / DAM / DIF, France)
Atomic models of dense plasmas, applications and current challenges
[abstract (pdf)]

Robin PIRON (CEA / DAM / DIF, France)
Atomic models of dense plasmas, applications and current challenges (cont.)

Yuri RALCHENKO (National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States of America)
Atomic Structure and Radiation I

Yuri RALCHENKO (National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States of America)
Atomic Structure and Radiation II

Yuri RALCHENKO (National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States of America)
Atomic Collisions

The Linux Command Line Interface

Jupyter Notebook and JupyterLab

Data Evaluation

Plasma Diagnostics