News from the opacity consortium OPAC
CEA/IRFU/Service d'Astrophysique, CE Saclay 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France
a e-mail: sylvaine.turck-chièze@cea.fr
The international OPAC consortium (see list below) was formed three years ago. It is composed of astrophysicists, plasma physicists and experimentalists from different laboratoriesb. This consortium examines specific opacity calculations used in stellar physics. They contribute to solve the problems suggested by the astrophysical community in performing new calculations and new experiments with laser installation. We show here the specific example of the iron opacity peak that plays an important role in the envelope of intermediate-mass and massive stars and we present our first conclusions on iron and nickel.
Members of the consortium OPAC at mid 2012: S. Turck-Chièze (PI), C. Blancard, T. Caillaud, P. Cosse, T. Blenski, J. E. Ducret, J. Farriaut, G. Faussurier, D. Gilles, F. Gilleron, G. Loisel, L. Piau, J. C. Pain, M. Poirier, C. Reverdin, V. Silvert, F. Thais, B. Villette from CEA, France. F. Delahaye, C. Zeippen from Obs. Meudon, France. S. Bastiani from Ecole Polytechnique, France. M. Busquet from ARTEP, USA, J. Guzik, D.P. Kilcrease, N.H. Magee from Los Alamos, USA and J. W. Harris from AWE, England.
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