Debye length

Definitions

Electronics

  • In a plasma, the maximum distance at which a charged particle will be influenced by the electric field of another particle of the opposite charge. It usually refers to the interactions between an electron and any given positive ion. Also called debye screening length, Debye screening radius, Debye shielding distance, Debye shielding length, or plasma length.
  • synonymDebye screening radius
  • synonymDebye shielding distance
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