The Global Network for the Atomic and Molecular Physics of Plasmas (GNAMPP) is a consortium of research groups working in the area of fundamental atomic and molecular physics relevant to plasma processes. Its focus is on promoting collaboration and communication between experimentalists and theoreticians to improve the quality and completeness of data used in modelling and interpreting fusion plasmas.
GNAMPP provides a forum for the evaluation, validation and dissemination of data, the benchmarking of relevant modelling codes and the formulation of research guidelines and priorities.
The Scientific Advisory Committee is:
Faculty of Science and Engineering, Curtin University
Electron collisions with molecules: Convergent-Close coupling method (CCC) We have developed a computer code to perform large-scale close-coupling calculations for electron collisions with molecules. The CCC code has been extensively applied to molecular hydrogen (H2) and its ion (H2+) and their isotopologues. We can take into account all major reaction channels. Calculations are performed in the fixed-nuclei approximation and then extended to adiabatic nuclei approach that allows us to estimate effects of nuclear motion and produce a comprehensive set of vibrationally resolved cross sections including dissociation cross sections.
We are in process of testing of the computer code for vibrational close coupling that will allows us to determine accurate cross sections for low-energy vibrational excitations.
We are planning to extend the method to other diatomic molecules, such as Li2, LiH, HeH+, etc. that are important for fusion.
Electron collisions with atoms: Convergent-Close coupling method (CCC) The CCC method has been extensively applied to large number of atoms. For light atoms we have used the nonrelativistic formulation while for heavy atoms we have developed a fully relativistic approach.
Recently we have been involved in producing the recommended set of cross sections for Be atom and its ions. We have investigated electron collisions with lithium (Li), gallium (Ga) and lead (Pb) atoms and are planning to undertake comprehensive studies of electron collisions with tin (Sn) atoms. All these atoms are relevant for fusion research.
Photon collisions with atoms and molecules This is a new project initiated only this year. We have developed an efficient method for calculation of photon-atom Rayleigh and Raman scattering cross sections and applied it to hydrogen atom. The method is based on the complex exterior scaling approach and allows for a straightforward generalization to more complex atoms and molecules.
Heavy particle collisions (ion-atom and ion-molecule) We have developed a semi-classical CCC method to solving collisions problems with heavy particles. The method have been applied to proton-hydrogen and proton-lithium collisions and will be extended in future to collisions with tin and gallium atoms as well as to highly charged ion projectiles.
Professor Dmitry FURSA
CCC Electron – Ion Collisions Electron – Ion Recombination Electron – Molecule Collisions Electron Impact Dissociation Electron Impact Ionization Electronic Structure Calculations Heavy Particle Collisions Hydrogen (1H) Theory