PlasmaBlob

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

Bases: plasmapy.plasma.plasma_base.GenericPlasma

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

Initialize plasma parameters. The most basic description is composition (ion), temperature, density, and ionization.

Attributes Summary

composition

electron_density

electron_temperature

ionization

Methods Summary

average_ionization()

coupling()

Ion-ion coupling parameter to determine if quantum/coupling effects are important.

ion_density()

ion_temperature()

is_datasource_for(**kwargs)

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

average_ionization()
coupling()

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

ion_density()
ion_temperature()
classmethod is_datasource_for(**kwargs)
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.