Kinetics and Spectroscopy of Low Temperature Plasmas

  • Jorge Loureiro
  • Jayr Amorim

Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Electron Kinetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jorge Loureiro, Jayr Amorim
      Pages 3-41
    3. Jorge Loureiro, Jayr Amorim
      Pages 43-85
    4. Jorge Loureiro, Jayr Amorim
      Pages 87-146
    5. Jorge Loureiro, Jayr Amorim
      Pages 147-190
    6. Jorge Loureiro, Jayr Amorim
      Pages 191-231
    7. Jorge Loureiro, Jayr Amorim
      Pages 233-282
  3. Plasma Spectroscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Jorge Loureiro, Jayr Amorim
      Pages 285-308
    3. Jorge Loureiro, Jayr Amorim
      Pages 309-358
    4. Jorge Loureiro, Jayr Amorim
      Pages 359-381
    5. Jorge Loureiro, Jayr Amorim
      Pages 383-412
    6. Jorge Loureiro, Jayr Amorim
      Pages 413-440
  4. Jorge Loureiro, Jayr Amorim
    Pages E1-E3
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 441-450

About this book

Introduction

This is a comprehensive textbook designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students. Both authors rely on more than 20 years of teaching experience in renowned Physics Engineering courses to write this book addressing the students’ needs.

Kinetics and Spectroscopy of Low Temperature Plasmas derives in a full self-consistent way the electron kinetic theory used to describe low temperature plasmas created in the laboratory with an electrical discharge, and presents the main optical spectroscopic diagnostics used to characterize such plasmas. The chapters with the theoretical contents make use of a deductive approach in which the electron kinetic theory applied to plasmas with basis on the electron Boltzmann equation is derived from the basic concepts of Statistical and Plasma Physics. On the other hand, the main optical spectroscopy diagnostics used to characterize experimentally such plasmas are presented and justified from the point of view of the Atomic and Molecular Physics.

Low temperature plasmas (LTP) are partially ionized gases with a broad use in many technological applications such as microelectronics, light sources, lasers, biology and medicine. LTPs lead to the production of atomic and molecular excited states, chemically reactive radicals, and activated surface sites, which are in the origin, among others, of the deposition of thin films, advanced nanotechnology products, solar cells, highly efficient combustion motors, and treatment of cancer cells.

Keywords

Collisional‐radiative Plasma Models Electron Boltzmann Equation Kinetics of Low Temperature Plasma Microscopic Description of Plasmas Optical Diagnostics of Plasmas Plasma Physics Textbook Plasma Physics for Engineers Species Kinetics in Discharges Spectroscopy of Low Temperature Plasma kinetics in Electrical Discharges

Authors and affiliations

  • Jorge Loureiro
    • 1
  • Jayr Amorim
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute Superior TéchicoUniversidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Instituto Tecnológico de AeronáuticaSão José dos CamposBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09253-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09252-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09253-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4513
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-4521
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