The isentropic exponent of non-local thermal equilibrium plasmas

K.T.A.L. Burm, W.J. Goedheer, D.C. Schram

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For non-equilibrium atmospheric mono-atomic plasmas the isentropic exponent is 1.2 for a large range of ionization degrees. The asymptotic dependence of the non-equilibrium parameters on the electron density is included. The small freedom of deviations from equilibrium expresses that the plasma tends to remain close to its equilibrium
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-51
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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