Ionisation curves for heavy elements
The Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis - P.O. Box 14 91, 53864 Euskirchen, Germany, EU
Accepted: 28 August 2010
The ionisation of plasmas in thermodynamical equilibrium is described by the system of nonlinear equations given by Saha. A transformation to a high-grade nonlinear equation is derived. Based on the solution of that equation, ionisation curves on the examples of plutonium at normal density and thermal equilibrium are presented. The range of applicability concerning the forming of electron gas is discussed.
PACS: 52.25.Jm – Ionization of plasmas
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