Introduction to Complex Plasmas

  • Michael Bonitz
  • Norman Horing
  • Patrick Ludwig

Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 59)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Patrick Ludwig, Michael Bonitz, Jürgen Meichsner
      Pages 3-13
  3. Classical and Quantum Plasmas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Igor D. Kaganovich, Raoul N. Franklin, Vladimir I. Demidov
      Pages 17-39
    3. Michael Bonitz, Alexei Filinov, Jens Böning, James W. Dufty
      Pages 41-77
    4. Sebastian Bauch, Karsten Balzer, Patrick Ludwig, Michael Bonitz
      Pages 79-107
  4. Strongly Coupled and Dusty Plasmas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Dietmar Block, André Melzer
      Pages 135-153
    3. André Melzer, Dietmar Block
      Pages 155-174
    4. Christian Henning, Michael Bonitz
      Pages 175-201
    5. Torben Ott, Patrick Ludwig, Hanno Kählert, Michael Bonitz
      Pages 231-264
  5. Reactive Plasmas, Plasma–Surface Interaction, and Technological Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Jürgen Meichsner
      Pages 267-297
    3. Rainer Hippler, Satya R. Bhattacharyya, Boris M. Smirnov
      Pages 299-314
    4. Jürgen Röpcke, Richard Engeln, Daan Schram, Antoine Rousseau, Paul B. Davies
      Pages 315-343
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 443-447

About this book


Complex plasmas differ from traditional plasmas in many ways: these are low-temperature high pressure systems containing nanometer to micrometer size particles which may be highly charged and strongly interacting. The particles may be chemically reacting or be in contact with solid surfaces, and the electrons may show quantum behaviour. These interesting properties have led to many applications of complex plasmas in technology, medicine and science.

Yet complex plasmas are extremely complicated, both experimentally and theoretically, and require a variety of new approaches which go beyond standard plasma physics courses. This book fills this gap presenting an introduction to theory, experiment and computer simulation in this field. Based on tutorial lectures at a very successful recent Summer Institute, the presentation is ideally suited for graduate students, plasma physicists and experienced undergraduates.


Dusty plasmas Plasma Plasma - surface interaction Plasma physics Plasma technology Quantum plasmas Reactive plasmas dusty plasma simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Bonitz
    • 1
  • Norman Horing
    • 2
  • Patrick Ludwig
    • 3
  1. 1.Inst. Theoretische Physik und, AstrophysikUniversität KielKielGermany
  2. 2.Dept. PhysicsStevens Institute of TechnologyHobokenUSA
  3. 3.Inst. Theoretische Physik und, AstrophysikUniversität KielKielGermany

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