1.3.1 Electromagnetic phenomena in plasma184.108.40.206 Conservation law for electric charge and current: electromagnetic waves; 220.127.116.11 Electromagnetic wave propagation; 18.104.22.168.1 Propagation in a media with high conductivity (i.e., metal); 22.214.171.124.2 Propagation in a media with low conductivity (i.e. dielectric); 1.3.2 Waves in plasma; 1.3.3 Plasma oscillations; 1.3.4 Electron plasma wave; 1.3.5 Sound waves in plasma; 1.3.6 Waves in plasma with magnetic field; 1.3.7 Plasma instabilities; 126.96.36.199 Two-stream instability; 188.8.131.52 Kinetic instabilities; 1.4 Plasma-wall interactions.
1.4.1 Plasma-wall transition: electrostatic phenomena184.108.40.206 Condition for stable sheath: Bohm criterion; 220.127.116.11 Monotonic solution for sheath-presheath region; 18.104.22.168 Mathematical formulation; 22.214.171.124.1 Presheath (quasi-neutral region, ne=ni); 126.96.36.199.2 Sheath; 188.8.131.52.3 Direct numerical solution of the sheath-presheath regions; 184.108.40.206 Monotonic potential distribution in the sheath; 220.127.116.11 Solutions in plasma and sheath regions: procedure of patching; 18.104.22.168 Typical electrostatic sheath; 22.214.171.124.1 Child-Langmuir sheath; 126.96.36.199.2 Sheath at floating wall.
188.8.131.52.3 Sheath with arbitrary ion distribution function: kinetic approach184.108.40.206.4 Sheath with secondary electron emission (SEE); 220.127.116.11 Sheath in a magnetic field; 1.5 Surface phenomena: electron emission and vaporization; 1.5.1 Electron emission; 18.104.22.168 Thermionic emission; 22.214.171.124 Field emission; 126.96.36.199 T-F emission; 188.8.131.52 Secondary electron emission; 1.5.2 Vaporization; 184.108.40.206 Langmuir model; 220.127.116.11 Kinetic models; 18.104.22.168 Model of the nonequilibrium layer; 22.214.171.124.1 DSMC particle approach; 126.96.36.199.2 Analytical approach; 188.8.131.52.3 Examples of Knudsen layer calculation.
184.108.40.206.4 Ablation of the Teflon into discharge plasma220.127.116.11.5 Outlook on evaporation analysis approached; Homework problems; Section 1; Section 2; Section 3; Section 4; Section 5; References; 2 Plasma Diagnostics; 2.1 Langmuir probes; 2.2 Orbital motion limit; 2.3 Langmuir probes in collisional-dominated regime; 2.4 Emissive probe; 2.5 Probe in magnetic field; 2.6 Ion energy measurements: electrostatic analyzer; 2.7 HF cutoff plasma diagnostics; 2.8 Interferometric technique; 2.9 Optical measurements and fast imaging; 2.10 Plasma spectroscopy; 2.11 Microwave scattering; Homework problems.
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