Ionization related functionality (plasmapy.formulary.ionization)

Functions related to ionization states and the properties thereof.


ionization_balance(n, T_e)

Return the average ionization state of ions in a plasma assuming that the numbers of ions in each state are equal.

Saha(g_j, g_k, n_e, E_jk, T_e)

Return the ratio of populations of two ionization states.


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 _.

Z_bal_(n, T_e)

Alias for ionization_balance.