Chapter 5. Equilibria Between States of Discrete and Continuous Spectra

  1. Boris M. Smirnov

Published Online: 12 JAN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527608089.ch5

Principles of Statistical Physics: Distributions, Structures, Phenomena, Kinetics of Atomic Systems

Principles of Statistical Physics: Distributions, Structures, Phenomena, Kinetics of Atomic Systems

How to Cite

Smirnov, B. M. (2006) Equilibria Between States of Discrete and Continuous Spectra, in Principles of Statistical Physics: Distributions, Structures, Phenomena, Kinetics of Atomic Systems, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527608089.ch5

Author Information

  1. Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JAN 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527406135

Online ISBN: 9783527608089

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Keywords:

  • statistical physics;
  • atomic systems;
  • discrete and continuous spectra;
  • Saha distribution;
  • heat capacity of ionized gases;
  • ionization equilibrium;
  • metallic particles in a hot gas;
  • thermoemission of electrons;
  • autoelectron emission;
  • thermo-autoelectron emission;
  • dissociative equilibrium in molecular gases;
  • electron–positron pairs in a radiation field

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Saha Distribution

  • Heat Capacity of Ionized Gases

  • Ionization Equilibrium for Metallic Particles in a Hot Gas

  • Thermoemission of Electrons

  • Autoelectron and Thermo-autoelectron Emission

  • Dissociative Equilibrium in Molecular Gases

  • Formation of Electron–Positron Pairs in a Radiation Field