We review the 9th NLTE code comparison workshop, which was held in the Jussieu campus, Paris, from November 30th to December 4th, 2015. This time, the workshop was mainly focused on a systematic investigation of iron NLTE steady-state kinetics and emissivity, over a broad range of temperature and density. Through these comparisons, topics such as modeling of the dielectronic processes, density effects or the effect of an external radiation field were addressed. The K-shell spectroscopy of iron plasmas was also addressed, notably through the interpretation of tokamak and laser experimental spectra.
Piron, R., Gilleron, F., Aglitskiy, Y., Chung, H. K., Fontes, C. J., Hansen, S. B., … Ralchenko, Y. (2017). Review of the 9th NLTE code comparison workshop. In High Energy Density Physics (Vol. 23, pp. 38–47). Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hedp.2017.02.009