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Yuri Ralchenko

Yuri's research is focused on development of the Internet atomic databases, high-precision atomic structure calculations, modeling of plasma population kinetics and other aspects of plasma spectroscopy. This work includes multiconfiguration Hartree-Fock and Dirac-Fock calculations of atomic properties (energies, oscillator strengths, etc.), development of methods for disseminating scientific data over the World Wide Web, collisional-radiative modeling of non-Maxwellian transient plasmas, quantum-mechanical calculation of electron-impact broadening in multiply-charged ions.

Publication List

Yuri Ralchenko


Quantum Measurement Division
Atomic Spectroscopy

Employment History:

  • Group Leader, Atomic Spectroscopy Group, NIST, 2013-Present
  • NIST Contractor 2008-2013
  • University of Maryland College Park, Associate Research Scientist, 2002-2008
  • Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, Associate Staff Scientist, 1992-2002
  • Institute of Spectroscopy, Troitsk, Russia, Scientist, 1987-1992
  • Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Ph.D. Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, 1988
    Thesis Title: Six-Quark Resonances in the QCD String Model
  • American Physical Society
  • Israel Plasma Science and Technology Association, Publicity Chairman, 1997-2002
  • International Journal of Plasma Science and Engineering, Associate Editor, 2007-present
  • Journal of Physics B, Editorial Board Member, 2008-present
  • Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data, Editorial Board Member, 2008-present

Phone: 301-975-3210
Fax: 301-990-1350