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International Journal of Spectroscopy
Volume 2010, Article ID 506346, 6 pages
Research Article

Hydrogen Stark Broadened Brackett lines

LERMA, UMR8112, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS et Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 5 place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon, France

Received 30 April 2009; Accepted 2 July 2009

Academic Editor: Manuel Á. González

Copyright © 2010 C. Stehlé and S. Fouquet. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Stark-broadened lines of the hydrogen Brackett series are computed for the conditions of stellar atmospheres and circumstellar envelopes. The computation is performed within the Model Microfield Method, which includes the ion dynamic effects and makes the bridge between the impact limit at low density and the static limit at high density and in the line wings. The computation gives the area normalized line shape, from the line core up to the static line wings.