Special Issue "Development and Perspectives of Atomic and Molecular Databases"
A special issue of Atoms (ISSN 2218-2004).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
Interests: computation of atomic data for astrophysical applications; X-ray astrophysics; astrophysical opacities; high-density effects in plasmas; surface astrochemistry; mathematical and computational biology; scientific databases; scientific data assessment; web data services; data science; student
Compilations of atomic and molecular (A&M) data are of vital importance in several scientific fields (e.g., astrophysics, astrochemistry, atmospheric physics, and fusion) and in industrial applications dealing with lasers and lighting. Seminal initiatives were the tables of atomic energy levels by Charlotte E. Moore (1949) and of atomic transition probabilities by Wiese, Smith, and Glennon (1966) at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), now the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). With the advent of the Internet and the World Wide Web, numerous online A&M databases have become available to address an ever-growing demand for accurate and complete datasets. In the present Special Issue of Atoms, we intend to present a comprehensive review of the state, development, and future perspectives of such A&M databases by evaluating their data models; metadata; data collection, curation, and assessment schemes; web services and data transfer protocols; interoperability; and workspaces. We are also interested in the data-user’s point of view by comparing the A&M databases incorporated in plasma modeling codes. We therefore welcome contributions to this timely anthology in the form of reviews, research reports, short communications, and comments.
Dr. Claudio Mendoza
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- A&M databases
- data collection
- data curation
- data assessment
- data transfer
- plasma modeling codes
- web services