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Fundamental Aspects of Plasma Chemical Physics

Thermodynamics

Benefits

  • Provides a clear assessment of fundamental concepts and theoretical formulations while also examining new insights into current scientific explorations

  • Clarifies and emphasizes text by presenting worked examples throughout

  • Achieves a unified approach to plasma thermodynamics by using classical and statistical concepts

Book

Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 66)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Mario Capitelli, Gianpiero Colonna, Antonio D’Angola
    Pages 1-38
  3. Mario Capitelli, Gianpiero Colonna, Antonio D’Angola
    Pages 39-49
  4. Mario Capitelli, Gianpiero Colonna, Antonio D’Angola
    Pages 51-59
  5. Mario Capitelli, Gianpiero Colonna, Antonio D’Angola
    Pages 61-78
  6. Mario Capitelli, Gianpiero Colonna, Antonio D’Angola
    Pages 79-99
  7. Mario Capitelli, Gianpiero Colonna, Antonio D’Angola
    Pages 101-115
  8. Mario Capitelli, Gianpiero Colonna, Antonio D’Angola
    Pages 117-139
  9. Mario Capitelli, Gianpiero Colonna, Antonio D’Angola
    Pages 141-162
  10. Mario Capitelli, Gianpiero Colonna, Antonio D’Angola
    Pages 163-180
  11. Mario Capitelli, Gianpiero Colonna, Antonio D’Angola
    Pages 181-229
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 231-308

About this book

Introduction

Fundamental Aspects of Plasma Chemical Physics - Thermodynamics develops basic and advanced concepts of plasma thermodynamics from both classical and statistical points of view.

After a refreshment of classical thermodynamics applied to the dissociation and ionization regimes, the book invites the reader to discover the role of electronic excitation in affecting the properties of plasmas, a topic often overlooked by the thermal plasma community.

Particular attention is devoted to the problem of the divergence of the partition function of atomic species and the state-to-state approach for calculating the partition function of diatomic and polyatomic molecules. The limit of ideal gas approximation is also discussed, by introducing Debye-Huckel and virial corrections.

Throughout the book, worked examples are given in order to clarify concepts and mathematical approaches.

This book is a first of a series of three books to be published by the authors on fundamental aspects of plasma chemical physics.  The next books will discuss transport and kinetics.

Keywords

Classical thermodynamics Debye Hückel corrections Thermodynamics of equilibrium plasmas electronic excitation fundamentals of plasma chemical physics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of BariBariItaly
  2. 2.IMIP CNRBariItaly
  3. 3.DIFA, University of BasilicataPotenzaItaly

About the authors

Mario Capitelli, University of Bari, mario.capitelli@ba.imip.cnr.it

Gianpiero Colonna, IMIP CNR Bari,

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