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Electron Kinetics and Applications of Glow Discharges

  • Uwe Kortshagen
  • Lev D. Tsendin

Part of the NATO Science Series: B book series (NSSB, volume 367)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Analytical and Semi-Analytical Modeling Approaches

    1. A. V. Gurevich, A. V. Lukyanov, K. P. Zybin, R. A. Roussel-Duprè
      Pages 19-35
    2. Ivanov V. V., Klopovsky K. S., Lopaev D. V., Mankelevich Yu. A., Rakhimov A. T., Rakhimova T. V.
      Pages 37-58
  3. Basics of Numerical Plasma Modeling

    1. Charles K. Birdsall, Emi Kawamura, Vahid Vahedi
      Pages 59-74
    2. G. J. Parker, W. N. G. Hitchon
      Pages 75-83
    3. Jean-Pierre Boeuf, Laurent Garrigues, Leanne C. Pitchford
      Pages 85-100
  4. DC Discharges I

  5. DC Discharges II

  6. Sthochastic Electron Heating I

About this book


This book resulted from the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on “Electron Kinetics and Applications of Glow Discharges,” held in St. Petersburg, Russia, on May 19-23, 1997. Glow discharges have found widespread applications in many technological processes from the manufacture of semiconductors, to recent developments in na- technology, to the traditional fields of gas lasers, and discharge lamps. Consequently, the interest in the physics of glow discharges has experienced yet another resurgence of interest. While the non-equilibrium character of glow discharges is widely accepted, the opinion still prevails that the main features can be captured by fluid models, and that kinetic treatments are only required for the understanding of subtle details. The erroneousness of this belief is demonstrated by the failure of fluid models to describe many basic features of glow discharges such as, for instance, electrode phenomena, striations, and collisionless heating effects. An adequate description of glow discharges thus has to be of kinetic nature.


Pet Plasma collision development dynamics electron fields glow discharge gold kinetics physics radiation semiconductor simulation wave

Editors and affiliations

  • Uwe Kortshagen
    • 1
  • Lev D. Tsendin
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.St. Petersburg State Technical UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Electron Kinetics and Applications of Glow Discharges
  • Editors Uwe Kortshagen
    Lev D. Tsendin
  • Series Title NATO Science Series: B
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-45822-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-8548-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-306-47076-9
  • Series ISSN 0258-1221
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 557
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions, Hadrons
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