What is it about?

This review article comprehensively compares new experimental and theoretical semiclassical Stark-broadened data for non-hydrogenic spectral lines of neutral atoms and positive ions emitted from the plasma. It covers the period from 2008 to the end of 2020 and continues previous critical reviews from 1976, 1984, 1990, 2002, and 2009. The study reports the Stark broadening parameters of 1665 spectral lines belonging to 35 elements with 61 different atomic and ion species.

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Why is it important?

The review provides a centralized source for all published experimental Stark broadening data. It critically evaluates all reported data and includes many new elements compared to previous reviews. The review also briefly describes the experiments, key data, and necessary reference data. It discusses plasma sources, plasma properties such as plasma inhomogeneity, plasma diagnostics, and effects that affect the shape and shift of spectral lines.


The reported data in this review are primarily intended for laboratory and astrophysical plasma diagnostics and applications. They can be valuable in developing and applying modern plasma sources, including laser-produced plasmas.

Dr. Branimir Blagojevic

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This page is a summary of: Experimental and Semiclassical Stark Widths and Shifts for Spectral Lines of Neutral and Ionized Atoms (A Critical Review of Experimental and Semiclassical Data for the Period 2008 Through 2020), Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data, September 2023, American Institute of Physics,
DOI: 10.1063/5.0147933.
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