Real Effects: I. Debye-Hückel

  • Mario CapitelliEmail author
  • Gianpiero Colonna
  • Antonio D’Angola
Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 66)


The thermodynamic model described in previous chapters is valid only for an ideal gas, formed by dimensionless particles colliding as hard spheres. However, a plasma contains also charged particles, interacting through electrostatic forces, which are effective also at long distance. If the density of charged particle is sufficiently high, the plasma must be considered as a Debye mixture and the thermodynamic functions must be consistently corrected (Fermi 1936; Griem 1962, 1997; Wannier 1966; Zaghloul 2005, 2004).


Ionization Potential Hard Sphere Debye Length Spherical Symmetric Solution Dimensionless Particle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Capitelli
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gianpiero Colonna
    • 2
  • Antonio D’Angola
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di ChimicaUniversità di BariBariItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Metodologie Inorganiche e dei Plasmi (IMIP) Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)BariItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Fisica dell’Ambiente (DIFA)University of BasilicataPotenzaItaly

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