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Fundamental Aspects of Plasma Chemical Physics : Kinetics (Hardcover) (Mario Capitelli & Roberto

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Describing non-equilibrium "cold" plasmas through a chemical physics approach, this book uses the state-to-state plasma kinetics, which considers each internal state as a new species with its own cross sections. Extended atomic and molecular master equations are coupled with Boltzmann and Monte Carlo methods to solve the electron energy distribution function. Selected examples in different applied fields, such as microelectronics, fusion, and aerospace, are presented and discussed including the self-consistent kinetics in RF parallel plate reactors, the optimization of negative ion sources and the expansion of high enthalpy flows through nozzles of different geometries.

The book will cover the main aspects of the state-to-state kinetic approach for the description of nonequilibrium cold plasmas, illustrating the more recent achievements in the development of kinetic models including the self-consistent coupling of master equations and Boltzmann equation for electron dynamics. To give a complete portrayal, the book will assess fundamental concepts and theoretical formulations, based on a unified methodological approach, and explore the insight in related scientific problems still opened for the research community.

Number of Pages: 280
Genre: Science
Sub-Genre: Mathematical Physics, Chemistry / Physical + Theoretical, Nuclear Physics
Series Title: Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Mario Capitelli & Roberto Celiberto & Gianpiero Colonna & Fabrizio Esposito
Language: English
Street Date: November 26, 2015
TCIN: 50770558
UPC: 9781441981844
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-5266

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