Publication Name: ApJ; HAO Author: Philip Judge; Authors as listed in article: Sacha Schiffman, Tomas Brage, Philip Judge, Alin Paraschiv, Kai Wang
We perform a detailed theoretical study of the atomic structure of ions with ns2npm ground configurations and focus on departures from LS coupling which directly affect the Land ́e g factors of magnetic dipole lines between levels of the ground terms. Particular emphasis is given to astrophysically abundant ions formed in the solar corona (those with n = 2, 3) with M1 transitions spanning a broad range of wavelengths. Departures from LS coupling can lead to first order polarization signatures needed to diagnose properties of the weak magnetic field in the corona. We emphasize an explanation of the dynamics of atomic structure effects for non-specialists.