Plasma Engineering [electronic resource] : Applications from Aerospace to Bio and Nanotechnology
- San Diego : Elsevier Science, 2013.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (442 p.)
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Front Cover; Plasma Engineering; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; 1 Plasma Concepts; 1.1 Introduction; 1.1.1 Debye length; 1.1.2 Plasma oscillation; 1.1.3 Plasma types; 184.108.40.206 Thermonuclear fusion; 220.127.116.11 Vacuum arcs; 18.104.22.168 Cold plasma; 22.214.171.124 Plasma in nature; 1.2 Plasma particle phenomena; 1.2.1 Particle collisions; 126.96.36.199 Definitions; 188.8.131.52 Cross section: mean free path; 184.108.40.206 Charge-exchange cross section; 220.127.116.11 Coulomb collision cross section; 18.104.22.168 Ionization cross section; 22.214.171.124 Plasma equilibrium; 1.3 Waves and instabilities in plasmas.
- 1.3.1 Electromagnetic phenomena in plasma126.96.36.199 Conservation law for electric charge and current: electromagnetic waves; 188.8.131.52 Electromagnetic wave propagation; 184.108.40.206.1 Propagation in a media with high conductivity (i.e., metal); 220.127.116.11.2 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; 18.104.22.168 Two-stream instability; 22.214.171.124 Kinetic instabilities; 1.4 Plasma-wall interactions.
- 1.4.1 Plasma-wall transition: electrostatic phenomena126.96.36.199 Condition for stable sheath: Bohm criterion; 188.8.131.52 Monotonic solution for sheath-presheath region; 184.108.40.206 Mathematical formulation; 220.127.116.11.1 Presheath (quasi-neutral region, ne=ni); 18.104.22.168.2 Sheath; 22.214.171.124.3 Direct numerical solution of the sheath-presheath regions; 126.96.36.199 Monotonic potential distribution in the sheath; 188.8.131.52 Solutions in plasma and sheath regions: procedure of patching; 184.108.40.206 Typical electrostatic sheath; 220.127.116.11.1 Child-Langmuir sheath; 18.104.22.168.2 Sheath at floating wall.
- 22.214.171.124.3 Sheath with arbitrary ion distribution function: kinetic approach126.96.36.199.4 Sheath with secondary electron emission (SEE); 188.8.131.52 Sheath in a magnetic field; 1.5 Surface phenomena: electron emission and vaporization; 1.5.1 Electron emission; 184.108.40.206 Thermionic emission; 220.127.116.11 Field emission; 18.104.22.168 T-F emission; 22.214.171.124 Secondary electron emission; 1.5.2 Vaporization; 126.96.36.199 Langmuir model; 188.8.131.52 Kinetic models; 184.108.40.206 Model of the nonequilibrium layer; 220.127.116.11.1 DSMC particle approach; 18.104.22.168.2 Analytical approach; 22.214.171.124.3 Examples of Knudsen layer calculation.
- 126.96.36.199.4 Ablation of the Teflon into discharge plasma188.8.131.52.5 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.
- Publisher's Summary
- Plasma engineering applies the unique properties of plasmas (ionized gases) to improve processes and performance over many fields, such as materials processing, spacecraft propulsion, and nanofabrication. Plasma Engineering considers this rapidly expanding discipline from a unified standpoint, addressing fundamentals of physics and modeling as well as new real-word applications in aerospace, nanotechnology, and bioengineering. The book starts by reviewing plasma particle collisions, waves, and instabilities, and proceeds to diagnostic tools, such as planar, spherical, and emissive probes, and the electrostatic analyzer, interferometric technique, and plasma spectroscopy. The physics of different types of electrical discharges are considered, including the classical Townsend mechanism of gas electrical breakdown and the Paschen law. Basic approaches and theoretical methodologies for plasma modeling are described, based on the fluid description of plasma solving numerically magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equations and the kinetic model particle techniques that take into account kinetic interactions among particles and electromagnetic fields. Readers are then introduced to the widest variety of applications in any text on the market. Space propulsion applications such as the Hall thruster, pulsed plasma thrusters, and microthruster are explained. Application of low-temperature plasmas in nanoscience and nanotechnology, another frontier in plasma physics, is covered, including plasma-based techniques for carbon-based nanoparticle synthesis (e.g., fundamental building blocks like single-walled carbon nanotubes and graphene). Plasma medicine, an emerging field studying plasmas for therapeutic applications, is examined as well. The latest original results on cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) applications in medicine are presented, with a focus on the therapeutic potential of CAP with a in selective tumor cell eradication and signaling pathway deregulation. * The first textbook that addresses plasma engineering in the aerospace, nanotechnology, and bioengineering fields from a unified standpoint* Includes a large number of worked examples, end of chapter exercises, and historical perspectives* Accompanying plasma simulation software covering the Particle in Cell (PIC) approach, available at http://www.particleincell.com/blog/2011/particle-in-cell-example /.
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- Print version: Keidar, Michael Plasma Engineering : Applications from Aerospace to Bio and Nanotechnology San Diego : Elsevier Science, c2013 ( 9780123859778 )
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