get_electron_saturation_current

plasmapy.diagnostics.langmuir.get_electron_saturation_current(probe_characteristic)

Obtain an estimate of the electron saturation current corresponding to the obtained plasma potential.

Parameters

probe_characteristic (Characteristic) – The probe characteristic that is being analyzed.

Returns

I_es – Estimate of the electron saturation current in units convertible to A.

Return type

Quantity

Notes

The function get_plasma_potential is used to obtain an estimate of the plasma potential. The corresponding electron saturation current is returned.