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 aliases of the most common plasma functionality for user convenience. Aliases in PlasmaPy are denoted with a trailing underscore (e.g., alias_). For further details, please refer to the contributor guide’s section on aliases.

Z_bal_(n, T_e)

Alias for ionization_balance.