Reduced formulation and efficient algorithm for the determination of equilibrium composition and partition functions of ideal and nonideal complex plasma mixtures

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Abstract

The system of coupled nonlinear Saha equations supplemented by electroneutrality and conservation of nuclei for complex plasma mixtures was investigated. This allowed the development of an efficient numerical algorithm to solve the equations. Nonideality corrections were taken into consideration in terms of depression of ionization potentials. The algorithm was found to be fast and efficient and showed no numerical instabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Article number026702
Pages (from-to)026702-1-026702-7
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume69
Issue number2 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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