Chapter 6. Rarefied and Dense Plasmas

  1. Boris M. Smirnov

Published Online: 29 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527617708.ch6

Physics of Ionized Gases

Physics of Ionized Gases

How to Cite

Smirnov, B. M. (2001) Rarefied and Dense Plasmas, in Physics of Ionized Gases, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527617708.ch6

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



  • rarefied plasma;
  • dense plasma;
  • ideal equilibrium plasmas;
  • strongly coupled plasmas;
  • quantum plasmas


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Criteria for an Ideal Plasma

  • Conditions for Ideal Equilibrium Plasmas

  • Instability of Two-Component Strongly Coupled Plasmas

  • Special Features of Strongly Coupled Plasmas

  • Quantum Plasmas

  • Ideal Electron-Gas and Ion-Gas Systems

  • In Plasmas Decrease of the Atomic Ionization Potential

  • Interactions and Structures in Dusty Plasmas