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October 15 -- submission deadline
October 31 -- online database accessible (password protected)
November 4 -- Workshop opens
November 8 -- Workshop adjourns

Organizing Committee

C.J. Fontes (LANL, USA)
S.B. Hansen (SNL, USA)
C. Bowen (CEA, France)
H.-K. Chung (IAEA, Austria)
Yu. Ralchenko (NIST, USA)


Call for Submissions (PDF,Word)
Experimental Kr spectrum (courtesy of Sandia Nat Lab)

Hotel map

Hotel Santa Fe (red marker)

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The closest (~1.5 hour drive) international airport is the Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ).
Sandia Shuttle provides shuttle service from ABQ to the hotel.

Santa Fe Municipal Airport

Tourism in Santa Fe and around

Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau
Santa Fe, NM - Official Website
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New Mexico

The 8th NLTE Code Comparison Workshop

November 4-8 2013, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Supported by:

Advanced collisional-radiative (CR) models are extensively used in plasma spectroscopy to analyze plasma kinetics and spectra produced far from local thermodynamic equilibrium (LTE). Non-LTE atomic models also play a critical role in radiation-hydrodynamic simulations used to help design plasma experiments. It is therefore not surprising that verification and validation (V&V) of these complex CR models are of significant interest. Since experimental benchmarks for validation are extremely challenging, computational experiments and comparisons are one of the primary tools for V&V of CR codes. The NLTE Workshops aim at development of such tools and techniques.
Meeting Year Location Results
NLTE-1  1996  Gaithersburg, USA  Lee et al, JQSRT 58, 737 (1997)
NLTE-2  2001  Virtual Workshop  Bowen et al, JQSRT 81, 71 (2003)
NLTE-3  2003  Gaithersburg, USA  Bowen et al, JQSRT 99, 102 (2005)
NLTE-4  2005  Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain  Rubiano et al, HEDP 3, 225 (2007)
NLTE-5  2007  Santa Fe, USA  Fontes et al, HEDP 5, 15 (2009)
NLTE-6  2009  Athens, Greece  
NLTE-7  2011  Vienna, Austria  Chung et al, HEDP, 9, 645 (2013)


Similar to the previous workshops, a necessary and sufficient condition for participation would be to submit at least one calculated case. A detailed description of the cases and format requirements can be found in the Call for Submissions (to be uploaded soon).

It would also be very helpful if you inform the organizers on your intention to participate in this Workshop.

Summary of cases

Element Te (eV) Ne (cm-3) Spectral ranges Justification Additional info
Ne 5, 40, 80 1018, 1019 λ=10-14 Å, δλ=0.002 Å Photoionized plasma Trad=103 eV, dilution factor 0 and 0.017
plasma length: 0 and 1 cm
Total of 24 cases
Kr best fit best fit E=1200-3000 eV, δE=0.5 eV;
E=3000-17000 eV, δE=2 eV
Analysis of experimental spectra from Z and
discussion of CR modeling strategies
W 1200, 1800, 2200, 2400 1014 λ=40-70 Å, δλ=0.01 Å Magnetic confinement fusion  

In addition to case analyses, we plan to have a few lectures and discussions on various aspects of collisional-radiative modeling including, but not limited to, effects of data quality and error propagation.

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The Conference will be held at the Santa Fe Hotel where a block of rooms at discount rates are reserved. The hotel is located at:

1501 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501

The negotiated rates are 83 USD (+tax) for the workshop duration ±3 days. The reservations are to be made directly with the hotel reservation department:

To get the rate, ask for "Los Alamos National Labs Meeting." Please note that the deadline for the discount rate is October 4.

The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the Santa Fe Airport.

Computer Equipment

We will have an Internet connection at the hotel and a dedicated wireless network for the Workshop purposes.

Other activities

We are considering organization of an astronomy party on one of the evenings. Stay tuned.

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