Comment on “On the ionization equilibrium of hot hydrogen plasma and thermodynamic consistency of formulating finite partition functions” [Phys. Plasmas 17, 062701 (2010)]

@article{Potekhin2010CommentO,
  title={Comment on “On the ionization equilibrium of hot hydrogen plasma and thermodynamic consistency of formulating finite partition functions” [Phys. Plasmas 17, 062701 (2010)]},
  author={Alexander Y. Potekhin},
  journal={Physics of Plasmas},
  year={2010},
  volume={17},
  pages={124705}
}
  • A. Potekhin
  • Published 30 December 2010
  • Physics
  • Physics of Plasmas
Zaghloul [Phys. Plasmas 17, 062701 (2010)] reconsiders the occupation probability formalism in plasma thermodynamics and claims inconsistencies in previous models. I show that the origin of this incorrect claim is an omission of the configurational factor from the partition function. 
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