Proc. IAU volume 13, issue S336, P13-16 2017 DOI: 10.1017/s1743921317011371 View full text
R. van Rooyen, D. J. van der Walt

Abstract: AbstractThe study of astrophysical maser formation provides a useful probe of the chemical composition and physical conditions of the sources they are observed in. This exploration requires continuously solving the SE equations for the populations of the energy levels in search of conditions that will produce an inversion. After evaluation of available implementations applying the Escape Probability approximation, the masers solver was developed to provide an efficient and robust matrix inversion calculation. …

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