A spectral simulation of neon, based
on a representative hydro calculation.The intrinsic spectrum (left) shows numerous lines of
B-like through H-like neon, as
well as a recombination edge (near 1200 eV) and recombination and free-free continua.At 2 eV (center) and 5 eV (right) spectral resolution, many of the features are blended.The 2 eV resolution spectrum is probably good enough to quantitatively test atomic/spectral
models, whereas a lot of information
is lost at a resolution of 5 eV.
In the next round of experiments, we’ll also measure emission