Quantum physics functions (plasmapy.physics.quantum)

Functions for quantum parameters, including electron degenerate gases and warm dense matter.

Functions

deBroglie_wavelength(V, particle)

Calculates the de Broglie wavelength.

thermal_deBroglie_wavelength(T_e)

Calculate the thermal deBroglie wavelength for electrons.

Fermi_energy(n_e)

Calculate the kinetic energy in a degenerate electron gas.

Thomas_Fermi_length(n_e)

Calculate the exponential scale length for charge screening for cold and dense plasmas.

Wigner_Seitz_radius(n)

Calculate the Wigner-Seitz radius, which approximates the inter- particle spacing.

chemical_potential(n_e, T)

Calculate the ideal chemical potential.