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Saha's Equation (helium in a white dwarf)

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: Dr. Robert Roseberry
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The atmosphere of a DB white dwarf is pure helium. Use Saha's equation to calculate the ionization ratios NII/NI and NIII/NII for temperatures of 5,000 K, 15,000 K, and 25,000 K. Express NII/Nt (Nt = total number of ions) in terms of these ratios and plot NII/Nt for temperatures from 5,000 K to 25,000K. Determine the temperature at which half the helium is ionized.

For more information on how to do this problem, and for tables of relevant data, see www.canismajor.ca.

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Publish Date: September 25, 2017
Created In: Maple 2015
Language: English

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