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The virtual atomic and molecular data centre (VAMDC) consortium

Dubernet, M.L., Antony, B.K., Ba, Y.A., Babikov, Y.L., Bartschat, K., Boudon, V., Braams, B.J., Chung, H.-K., Daniel, F., Delahaye, F., and others. (2016) The virtual atomic and molecular data centre (VAMDC) consortium. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 49 (7). ISSN 0953-4075. (doi:10.1088/0953-4075/49/7/074003) (KAR id:74673)


The Virtual Atomic and Molecular Data Centre (VAMDC) Consortium is a worldwide consortium which federates atomic and molecular databases through an e-science infrastructure and an organisation to support this activity. About 90% of the inter-connected databases handle data that are used for the interpretation of astronomical spectra and for modelling in many fields of astrophysics. Recently the VAMDC Consortium has connected databases from the radiation damage and the plasma communities, as well as promoting the publication of data from Indian institutes. This paper describes how the VAMDC Consortium is organised for the optimal distribution of atomic and molecular data for scientific research. It is noted that the VAMDC Consortium strongly advocates that authors of research papers using data cite the original experimental and theoretical papers as well as the relevant databases.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1088/0953-4075/49/7/074003
Uncontrolled keywords: astrophysics, atoms, databases, kinetic data, molecules, spectroscopy, Astrophysics, Database systems, Molecules, Radiation damage, Spectroscopy, E-science infrastructures, Kinetic data, Molecular data, Molecular database, Optimal distributions, Research papers, Scientific researches, Atoms
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: Nigel Mason
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2019 13:12 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 05:23 UTC
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