PlasmaBlob

class plasmapy.classes.plasma.PlasmaBlob(T_e, n_e, Z=None, particle='p')

Bases: object

Class for describing and calculating plasma parameters without spatial/temporal description.

Attributes Summary

composition
electron_density
electron_temperature
ionization

Methods Summary

coupling() Ion-ion coupling parameter to determine if quantum/coupling effects are important.
quantum_theta() Quantum theta parameter, which compares Fermi kinetic energy to thermal kinetic energy to check if quantum effects are important.
regimes() Generate a comprehensive description of the plasma regimes based on plasma properties and consequent plasma parameters.

Attributes Documentation

composition
electron_density
electron_temperature
ionization

Methods Documentation

coupling()

Ion-ion coupling parameter to determine if quantum/coupling effects are important. This compares Coulomb potential energy to thermal kinetic energy.

quantum_theta()

Quantum theta parameter, which compares Fermi kinetic energy to thermal kinetic energy to check if quantum effects are important.

regimes()

Generate a comprehensive description of the plasma regimes based on plasma properties and consequent plasma parameters.