• On the Saha Ionization Equation

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    • Keywords

       

      Ionization, astrophysics, spectroscopy, chemical reaction, transition state.

    • Abstract

       

      We revisit the Saha Ionization Equation in order to highlightthe rich interdisciplinary content of the equation thatstraddles distinct areas of spectroscopy, thermodynamics andchemical reactions. In a self-contained discussion, relegatedto an appendix, we delve further into the hidden message ofthe equation in terms of rate theory. We empoly a pedagogicalstyle appropriate for a course in equilibrium and nonequilibriumstatistical mechanics.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Sushanta Dattagupta1

      1. Unworld City, "Heights", Tower 6, Flat 002, New Town (Action Area III), Rajarhat, Kolkata 700 156
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  • Resonance – Journal of Science Education | News

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