Project funded to revise ionization rates and developing software for CHIANTI
CHIANTI is a set of atomic data that, together with user-friendly programs written in Interactive Data Language (IDL) and Python, scientists use to calculate the spectra from astrophysical plasmas.
Dere is in possession of the measured cross-sections and has completed the CHIANTI format for reproducing them.
He will test those cross-sections by integration into the CHIANTI database.
He will also calculate a new ionization equilibrium.
Dere will also write a scientific paper detailing his findings in this project.
Dere received $33,000 from NASA for this project. Funding began in October 2022 and will end in late September 2023.