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E. Silver, H. Schnopper, S. Bandler, N. Brickhouse, S. Murray (Harvard-Smithsonian Center For Astrophysics), M. Barbera (Osservatorio Astronomico G.S. Vaiana), E. Takacs (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), M. Laming (Naval Research Laboratory), I. Kink, J. Porto, J.D. Gillaspy, R. Deslattes, L. Hudson (National Institute of Standards and Technology), N. Madden, D. Landis, J. Beeman, E.E. Haller (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Cosmic plasma conditions created in an Electron Beam Ion Trap (EBIT) make it possible to simulate the dependencies of key diagnostic x-ray lines on density, temperature, and excitation conditions that exist in astrophysical sources. We used a microcalorimeter to measure broad band spectra obtained from the NIST EBIT with an energy resolution approaching that of a Bragg crystal spectrometer. Spectra are presented for nitrogen, oxygen, neon, argon , and iron in various stages of ionization.