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Hi,

I posted this in General but to no avail, any ideas?

Hi,

Hope I'm in the right place for this question,

I am currently studying the basic properties of a plasma and I've come to the understanding that the plasma potential is the potential energy that exists between any two particles in the plasma (electrons).

The temperature of a plasma is the thermal energy of these particles.

Also I have found that hotter plasmas have a higher plasma potential.

(please correct me here)

Is this because that in a hotter plasma the electrons will be closer together and hence have higher potential?

If not, what is the relation between plasma electron temperatures and plasma potentials?

Thanks

Gareth

I posted this in General but to no avail, any ideas?

Hi,

Hope I'm in the right place for this question,

I am currently studying the basic properties of a plasma and I've come to the understanding that the plasma potential is the potential energy that exists between any two particles in the plasma (electrons).

The temperature of a plasma is the thermal energy of these particles.

Also I have found that hotter plasmas have a higher plasma potential.

(please correct me here)

Is this because that in a hotter plasma the electrons will be closer together and hence have higher potential?

If not, what is the relation between plasma electron temperatures and plasma potentials?

Thanks

Gareth