The configuration-interaction method as implemented in the computer code CIV3 is used to determine energy levels, electric dipole radiative transition wavelengths, oscillator strengths and transition probabilities for inner-shell excitation of transitions in Fe XV and Fe XVI. Specifically, transitions are considered of the type 1s22s22p63s2–1s22s22p53l3l′3l′′ (l, l′ and l′′= s, p or d) in Fe XV and 1s22s22p63s–1s22s22p53l3l′ (l and l′= s, p or d) in Fe XVI, using the relativistic Breit-Pauli approach. An assessment of the accuracy of the derived atomic data is performed.

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Published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 344, issue 3, p. 696-706.

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