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VALD — an atomic and molecular database for astrophysics
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Observational Astronomy.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Theoretical Astrophysics.
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2008 (English)In: Journal of Physics, Conference Series, ISSN 1742-6588, E-ISSN 1742-6596, Vol. 130, 012011- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The VALD database of atomic and molecular data aims to ensure a robust and consistent analysis of astrophysical spectra. We offer a convenient e-mail and web-based user interface to a vast collection of spectral line parameters for all chemical elements and in the future also for molecules. An international team is working on the following tasks: collecting line parameters from relevant theoretical and experimental publications, computing line parameters, evaluating the data quality by comparison of similar data from different sources and by comparison with astrophysical observations, and incorporating the data into VALD. A unique feature of VALD is its capability to provide the most comprehensive spectral line lists for specific astrophysical plasma conditions defined by the user.

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2008. Vol. 130, 012011- p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-171257DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/130/1/012011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-171257DiVA: diva2:510344
Available from: 2012-03-15 Created: 2012-03-15 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved

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