Energy levels in hydrogen plasmas and the PlanckLarkin partition function  A comment
Abstract
Attention is given to the objections raised by Rouse (1983) against the use of the PlanckLarkin partition function (PLPF) in the description of the ionization equilibrium. It is presently noted that, in an uptodate version of the quantum statistics of Coulomb systems with bound states, the discrete energy states of the BetheSalpeter equation have to be introduced into the PLPF. The latter then becomes both temperature and densitydependent.
 Publication:

The Astrophysical Journal
 Pub Date:
 March 1985
 DOI:
 10.1086/162955
 Bibcode:
 1985ApJ...290...24E
 Keywords:

 Atomic Energy Levels;
 Hydrogen Plasma;
 Plasma Equilibrium;
 Quantum Statistics;
 Equations Of State;
 Ground State;
 Plasma Density;
 Plasma Dynamics;
 Temperature Dependence;
 Plasma Physics