[en] atomic data ; atomic processes ; line ; identification ; stars ; AGB and post-AGB ; stars ; chemically peculiar
[en] Using three independent theoretical approaches (CA, HFR+CP, AUTOSTRUCTURE), oscillator strengths have been calculated for a set of Tc II transitions of astrophysical interest and the reliability of their absolute scale has been assessed. The examination of the spectra emitted by some Ap stars has allowed the identification of Tc II transitions in HD 125248. This Tc II detection should however await confirmation from spectral synthesis relying on dedicated model atmospheres. New partition functions are also provided for Tc I, TcII and Tc III for temperatures ranging between 4000 and 13 000 K.