How to reference data

Publications making use of data downloaded from LXCat should reference the site as well as the publications, if any, listed in each contributor’s database. Original references should be used where possible and reference must be made to the specific database(s) from which data were retrieved, the LXCat site address, and the retrieval date. Example:

Budapest database, www.lxcat.net, retrieved on October 7, 2022.

This is the general reference that allows, using the Time Machine to identify uniquely the data as they were retrieved from LXCat. In any publication, this date, which is present in the header of the downloaded files should be given. General references (e.g., publications, website address,…) are given by contributors in the description of the database under “How to reference” and these should always be cited. Within any given database, specific data are classified within data groups for which additional references may be given by the contributors in the headers of these data groups. Those references should also be cited when using the dataset. At the level of individual cross-sections, additional citations to papers may be found in some datasets. The users of LXCat are encouraged to read those papers and cite them. For general reference on the LXCat project, the following publications

E. Carbone, W. Graef, G. Hagelaar, D. Boer, M.M. Hopkins, J.C. Stephens, B.T. Yee, S. Pancheshnyi, J. van Dijk, L. Pitchford, Data Needs for Modeling Low-Temperature Non-Equilibrium Plasmas: The LXCat Project, History, Perspectives and a Tutorial. Atoms (2021) 9 (1), 16.

L.C. Pitchford, L.L. Alves, K. Bartschat, S.F. Biagi, M.C. Bordage, I. Bray, C.E. Brion; M.J. Brunger, L. Campbell, A. Chachereau, B. Chaudhury, L. G. Christophorou, E. Carbone, N. A. Dyatko, C. M. Franck, D. V. Fursa, R. K. Gangwar, V. Guerra, P. Haefliger, G. J. M. Hagelaar, A. Hoesl, Y. Itikawa, I. V. Kochetov, R. P. McEachran, W. L. Morgan, A. P. Napartovich, V. Puech, M. Rabie, L. Sharma, R. Srivastava, A. D. Stauffer, J. Tennyson, J. de Urquijo, J. van Dijk, L. A. Viehland, M. C. Zammit, O. Zatsarinny, S. Pancheshnyi , LXCat: An Open-Access, Web-Based Platform for Data Needed for Modeling Low Temperature Plasmas. Plasma Process. Polym. (2017) 14, 1600098.

S. Pancheshnyi, S. Biagi, M. Bordage, G. Hagelaar, W. Morgan, A. Phelps, L. Pitchford , The LXCat project: Electron scattering cross sections and swarm parameters for low temperature plasma modeling. Chem. Phys. (2012) 398, 148–153.

are recommended for any citation(s).

How to reference on-line calculations

Swarm coefficient calculated on this site should make reference to both the cross section data in the above format and to BOLSIG+, the Boltzmann solver used in the calculations:

G.J.M. Hagelaar and L.C. Pitchford, "Solving the Boltzmann equation to obtain electron transport coefficients and rate coefficients for fluid models", Plasma Sci Sources and Tech 14, 722 (2005).

How to reference text documents

Publications and conference proceedings should be referenced according to journal specifications. All unpublished material on this site should be referenced as "private communication" with the date given on the document, the author's name, date, and the retrieved date. Example:

Community database, private communication, www.lxcat.net, retrieved on October 7, 2022.

Copyrights and commercial use

The databases on this site remain property of their respective contributors and are not to be distributed by third parties or used for commercial purposes. All questions regarding copyright should be addressed to the LXCat team.