Violation of quasi-neutrality

Quasi-neutrality is violated by, for example, charged particle beams (jets) and double layers, though the containing plasma as a whole will still maintain charge neutrality, but local regions may not. [see depolar, neutral]

The magnitude of the size of the violation of quasi-neutrality is typically a few 10s times the Debye length. In other words, if the Debye length for a particular plasma is about 1cm, then charge separation regions around 10 - 20 cm may occur.

But note that while the distance between two charge separation regions may be quite small, the overall size of each each region may be enormous. For example, the jet emerging from the galaxy M87, has been estimated to be 5400 light-years long. http://www.plasma-universe.com/index.php/Quasi-neutrality (external link)

See Also

3.14 - Vortex Theory of Atomic Motions
13.04 - Atomic Subdivision
Atomic Cluster X-Ray Emission
Atomic Clusters
Atomic Force
atomic mass
atomic number
atomic theory
atomic triplet
atomic weight
Debye Continuum
Debye length
Debye length in a plasma
Debye length in an electrolyte
Debye, Peter
Debye Sphere
Etheric Orbital Rotations
Figure 13.06 - Atomic Subdivision
Formation of Atomic Clusters
Inert Gas
Interaction of Intense Laser Pulses with Atomic Clusters - Measurements of Ion Emission Simulations and Applications TD69.pdf
Laser Cluster Interactions
Law of Atomic Dissociation
Law of Atomic Pitch
Law of Oscillating Atomic Substances
Law of Pitch of Atomic Oscillation
Law of Variation of Atomic Oscillation by Electricity
Law of Variation of Atomic Oscillation by Sono-thermism
Law of Variation of Atomic Oscillation by Temperature
Law of Variation of Atomic Pitch by Electricity and Magnetism
Law of Variation of Atomic Pitch by Rad-energy
Law of Variation of Atomic Pitch by Temperature
Law of Variation of Pitch of Atomic Oscillation by Pressure
Models of Laser Cluster Interactions
Plasma holes
Quasi-neutrality and Debye length
Specific Heat
Violation of quasi-neutrality

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