a1 Institute of Nuclear Fusion, José Gutiérrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
In previous works, we developed several atomic physics models for calculating opacities for low-Z materials. In this work, we used those models for obtaining opacities for Au plasmas in local thermodynamic equilibrium. In this particular case, a great number of configurations must be considered for a full treatment of atoms at plasma conditions. Thus, we included several changes in the aforementioned models, which are extensively reported here.
(Received January 27 1992)
(Revised April 27 1992)
(Accepted May 04 1992)