Theory of Low-Temperature Plasma Physics

  • Shi Nguyen-Kuok

Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 95)

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This book offers the reader an overview of the basic approaches to the theoretical description of low-temperature plasmas, covering numerical methods, mathematical models and modeling techniques. The main methods of calculating the cross sections of plasma particle interaction and the solution of the kinetic Boltzmann equation for determining the transport coefficients of the plasma are also presented. The results of calculations of thermodynamic properties, transport coefficients, the equilibrium particle-interaction cross sections and two-temperature plasmas are also discussed. Later chapters consider applications, and the results of simulation and calculation of plasma parameters in induction and arc plasma torches are presented. The complex physical processes in high-frequency plasmas and arc plasmas, the internal and external parameters of plasma torches, near-electrode processes, heat transfer, the flow of solid particles in plasmas and other phenomena are considered. The book is intended for professionals involved in the theoretical study of low-temperature plasmas and the design of plasma torches, and will be useful for advanced students in related areas.


Arc Parameters in plasma Torches Heat Transfer in L-temperature Plasmas Low-temperature Plasmas Near-electrode Processes in Plasma Arcs Plasma Mathematical Modelling Plasma Numerical Methods Plasma Particle Interaction Cross Sections Plasma Transport Coefficients RF-plasma Torches

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  • Shi Nguyen-Kuok
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Plasma PhysicsNational Research University “MPEI”MoscowRussia

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