Chapter 2. Statistics of a Weakly Ionized Gas

  1. Boris M. Smirnov

Published Online: 29 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527617708.ch2

Physics of Ionized Gases

Physics of Ionized Gases

How to Cite

Smirnov, B. M. (2001) Statistics of a Weakly Ionized Gas, in Physics of Ionized Gases, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527617708.ch2

Author Information

  1. Russian Academy of Sciences

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471175940

Online ISBN: 9783527617708



  • boltzmann distribution;
  • weakly ionized gas;
  • maxwell distribution;
  • saha distribution;
  • molecular gases


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Distribution Functions

  • The Boltzmann Distribution

  • Statistical Weight of a State and Distributions of Particles in Gases

  • The Maxwell Distribution

  • The Saha Distribution

  • Dissociative Equilibrium in Molecular Gases

  • Laws of Blackbody Radiation

  • Ionization Equilibrium in an Aerosol Plasma

  • Thermoemission of Electrons

  • The Treanor Effect