The Leiden Atomic and Molecular Database (LAMDA): Current Status, Recent Updates, and Future Plans

Floris F. S. van der Tak*, François Lique, Alexandre Faure, John H. Black, Ewine F. van Dishoeck

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The Leiden Atomic and Molecular Database (LAMDA) collects spectroscopic information and collisional rate coefficients for molecules, atoms, and ions of astrophysical and astrochemical interest. We describe the developments of the database since its inception in 2005, and outline our plans for the near future. Such a database is constrained both by the nature of its uses and by the availability of accurate data: we suggest ways to improve the synergies among users and suppliers of data. We summarize some recent developments in computation of collisional cross sections and rate coefficients. We consider atomic and molecular data that are needed to support astrophysics and astrochemistry with upcoming instruments that operate in the mid- and far-infrared parts of the spectrum.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)15
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
StatusPublished - 1-apr.-2020

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