Saha ionization

Saha ionization

[‚sä‚hä ‚ī·ə·nə′zā·shən]
(statistical mechanics)
The ionization of a gas which exists when the gas is in thermal equilibrium at a given temperature, in the absence of external influences; it increases with increasing temperature. Also known as thermal ionization.
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