Ionization related functionality (plasmapy.formulary.ionization)

This module gathers functions relating to ionization states and the properties thereof.


ionization_balance(n, T_e)

Z_bal is the estimate average ionization level of a plasma in thermal equilibrium that balances the number density of ions in two different ionization states.

Saha(g_j, g_k, n_e, E_jk, T_e)

The Saha equation, derived in statistical mechanics, gives an approximation of the ratio of population of ions in two different ionization states in a plasma.

Z_bal_(n, T_e)

Alias for ionization_balance().