Particle drifts (plasmapy.formulary.drifts)

Functions for calculating particle drifts.


diamagnetic_drift(dp, B, n, q)

Calculate the diamagnetic fluid perpendicular drift.

ExB_drift(E, B)

Calculate the "electric cross magnetic" particle drift.

force_drift(F, B, q)

Calculate the general force drift for a particle in a magnetic field.


PlasmaPy provides short-named (alias) versions of the most common plasma functionality. These aliases are only given to functionality where there is a common lexicon in the community, for example plasma_frequency has the alias wp_. All aliases in PlasmaPy are denoted with a trailing underscore _.

vd_(dp, B, n, q)

Alias to diamagnetic_drift.

veb_(E, B)

Alias to ExB_drift.

vfd_(F, B, q)

Alias to force_drift.