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Describing non-equilibrium "cold" plasmas through a chemical physics approach, this book uses the state-to-state plasma kinetics, which considers each internal state as a new species with its own cross sections. Extended atomic and molecular master equations are coupled with Boltzmann and Monte Carlo methods to solve the electron energy distribution function. Selected examples in different applied fields, such as microelectronics, fusion, and aerospace, are presented and discussed including the self-consistent kinetics in RF parallel plate reactors, the optimization of negative ion sources and the expansion of high enthalpy flows through nozzles of different geometries.
The book will cover the main aspects of the state-to-state kinetic approach for the description of nonequilibrium cold plasmas, illustrating the more recent achievements in the development of kinetic models including the self-consistent coupling of master equations and Boltzmann equation for electron dynamics. To give a complete portrayal, the book will assess fundamental concepts and theoretical formulations, based on a unified methodological approach, and explore the insight in related scientific problems still opened for the research community.
- Book Title Fundamental Aspects of Plasma Chemical Physics
- Book Subtitle Kinetics
- Series Title Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics
- Series Abbreviated Title SS Atomic, Opt., Plasma Phys.
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-8185-1
- Copyright Information Springer New York 2016
- Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
- eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-8184-4
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-4163-6
- eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-8185-1
- Series ISSN 1615-5653
- Series E-ISSN 2197-6791
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XVI, 318
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
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“The work will be a valuable resource for researchers using many applications involving nonequilibrium cold plasmas such as plasma beams, etching, cleaning, deposition, surface activation, and gas lasers. … Extensive references are provided, chapter-by-chapter, in addition to useful tables of reactions and processes with descriptions and references. … Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.” (T. Eastman, Choice, Vol. 53 (10), June, 2016)