Debye length

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Debye length

[də′bī ‚leŋkth]
(plasma physics)
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In order to be more convincing in the correctness of the estimated estimate [[DELTA].sub.e] by (1), we indicate that the Debye radius [[DELTA].sub.D] characterizes the distance (linear dimension) at which the Coulomb field of any charge of the plasma is screened by a charge of the opposite sign.