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Atomic, molecular and plasma-material interaction processes play an important role in the energy balance, confinement and stability of a thermonuclear plasma. The primary goal of this Knowledge base is to identify the needs in the atomic, molecular and plasma-surface interaction data sets for fusion research, both magnetic confinement fusion and inertial confinement fusion studies, to provide a direct link to the relevant data sources and present more information on the available data sets.

Data Needs

Magnetic Confinement Fusion

Atomic Data

Molecular Data

Plasma-Material Interaction Data

Data Sources

Researchers and research groups

Online Databases

Bibliographic Database

Numerical Databases

  • ALADDIN Atomic, Molecular and Plasma-Surface Interaction data
  • GENIE Search Engine for numerical databases
  • NIST NIST Atomic Spectra Database
  • NIST NIST Molecular Spectroscopy database
  • MOLAT Paris-Meudon Observatory
  • STARK-B STARK-B Line Shape Database due to Collisions of electrons and ions
  • SPECTR-W3 Russian Federal Nuclear Center (RFNC-VNIITF)

Online Code Capabilities

  • FLYCHK Generalized modeling capability of atomic processes in plasmas

Data Centers

Code Centers Network


Data Exchange

Data Exchange Forum

Special Topics

IAEA Coordinated Research Projects (CRP)

The Coordinated Research Projects (CRPs) are normally three to five-year joint projects of a group of (10-15) laboratories, research teams or institutions, performing coordinated research to achieve certain well defined goal. The CRPs generally produce a significant amount of new data on the collision processes or structural properties of elements or materials relevant to fusion energy research, or perform detailed critical assessments of the existing data and selection of sets of "recommended" data (or best available at the time of assessment). The CRP results of adequate accuracy and completeness are stored in the IAEA numerical database ALADDIN and published in the IAEA publication "Atomic and Plasma-Material Interaction Data for Fusion":APID Series.

IAEA Workshops

NLTE Kinetics Code Comparison Workshops

Meetings on A+M+PMI/PSI Processes and Data

ITPA (International Tokamak Physics Activity)

European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA)

Fusion Research

Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research

Inertial Confinement Fusion Research

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