The Debye length is the distance over which significant charge separation can occur in a conductive material or plasma due to a variety of effects.

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Why a large number of particles within the Debye volume means a small fluctuation?

this question arises from reading the classic paper (charge confinement) by Polyakov, Nucl. Phys. B120 429(1977). In the dilute monopole gas approximation, the mass of W-boson must greater than the ...
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Debye Hückel Theory valid for ions?

I am wondering about the following: Is Debye Hückel Theory only used if you look at how an external "strong" field(like a potential by a sphere that has a charge that is 1000times higher than the ...
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Debye Hückel Theory

In the derivation of the Poisson-Boltzmann equation, my textbook arrives at the expression $$ \rho_i = c_+ z_+ F + c_-z_-F = c_+^oz_+^oFe^{-z_+e\phi_i/kT} + c_-^oz_-Fe^{-z_-e\phi_i/kT} $$ where ...
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In electrostatics, why the conductor is an equipotential surface?

Since the electric field inside a conductor is zero that means the potential is constant inside a conductor, which means the "inside" of a conductor is an equipotential region. Why books conclude ...
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What is the penetration length of static electric field into conducting metals?

How large is the penetration length for static electric field into good conductors? I have two versions: (1) few atomic spacings $$a\sim n_{e}^{-1/3},$$ and (2) Debye length computed by Fermi ...
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Is solar wind positively charged?

Many times I heared that the solar wind consists of protons and alpha particles. The both are positively charged, but are there electrons in solar wind?
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Coulomb's law and Plasma

Does Coulomb's law apply to Plasma?