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Introduction to plasma physics and controlled fusion. Volume 1, Plasma physics

Introduction to plasma physics and controlled fusion. Volume 1, Plasma physics Lowest new price: $74.19
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Author: Francis F. Chen

This complete introduction to plasma physics and controlled fusion by one of the pioneering scientists in this expanding field offers both a simple and intuitive discussion of the basic concepts of this subject and an insight into the challenging problems of current research. In a wholly lucid manner the work covers single-particle motions, fluid equations for plasmas, wave motions, diffusion and resistivity, Landau damping, plasma instabilities and nonlinear problems. For students, this outstanding text offers a painless introduction to this important field; for teachers, a large collection of problems; and for researchers, a concise review of the fundamentals as well as original treatments of a number of topics never before explained so clearly. This revised edition contains new material on kinetic effects, including Bernstein waves and the plasma dispersion function, and on nonlinear wave equations and solitons.

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Principles of Plasma Discharges and Materials Processing , 2nd Edition

Principles of Plasma Discharges and Materials Processing , 2nd Edition Lowest new price: $120.00
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Author: Michael A. Lieberman

A Thorough Update of the Industry Classic on Principles of Plasma Processing

The first edition of Principles of Plasma Discharges and Materials Processing, published over a decade ago, was lauded for its complete treatment of both basic plasma physics and industrial plasma processing, quickly becoming the primary reference for students and professionals.

The Second Edition has been carefully updated and revised to reflect recent developments in the field and to further clarify the presentation of basic principles. Along with in-depth coverage of the fundamentals of plasma physics and chemistry, the authors apply basic theory to plasma discharges, including calculations of plasma parameters and the scaling of plasma parameters with control parameters.

New and expanded topics include:
* Updated cross sections
* Diffusion and diffusion solutions
* Generalized Bohm criteria
* Expanded treatment of dc sheaths
* Langmuir probes in time-varying fields
* Electronegative discharges
* Pulsed power discharges
* Dual frequency discharges
* High-density rf sheaths and ion energy distributions
* Hysteresis and instabilities
* Helicon discharges
* Hollow cathode discharges
* Ionized physical vapor deposition
* Differential substrate charging

With new chapters on dusty plasmas and the kinetic theory of discharges, graduate students and researchers in the field of plasma processing should find this new edition more valuable than ever.

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Fundamentals of Plasma Physics

Fundamentals of Plasma Physics Lowest new price: $71.74
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Author: Paul M. Bellan

This rigorous explanation of plasmas is relevant to diverse plasma applications such as controlled fusion, astrophysical plasmas, solar physics, magnetospheric plasmas, and plasma thrusters. More thorough than previous texts, it exploits new powerful mathematical techniques to develop deeper insights into plasma behavior. After developing the basic plasma equations from first principles, the book explores single particle motion with particular attention to adiabatic invariance. The author then examines types of plasma waves and the issue of Landau damping. Magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium and stability are tackled with emphasis on the topological concepts of magnetic helicity and self-organization. Advanced topics follow, including magnetic reconnection, nonlinear waves, and the Fokker-Planck treatment of collisions. The book concludes by discussing unconventional plasmas such as non-neutral and dusty plasmas. Written for beginning graduate students and advanced undergraduates, this text emphasizes the fundamental principles that apply across many different contexts.

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Waves in Plasmas

Waves in Plasmas Lowest new price: $99.24
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Author: Thomas H. Stix

"Blurb & Contents" "The reader is treated to constantly refreshing and engaging commentary and opinion that always informs....As she depicts them, the problems of the universe are always fascinating and, most of all, they are alive and compelling." David DeVorkin, Sky & Telescope Virginia Trimble offers readers a fascinating and accessible tour of the stars. An astronomer with shared appointments in California and Maryland, the author ranges over a large portion of the universe as she discusses the search for life on other planets, how galaxies form, why stars explode and die, and the nature of the elusive dark matter in the universe. She also explains the astronomical significance of Cheeps' pyramid and leads the reader through scientific speculation about what and when the Star of Bethlehem might have been. Throughout, Trimble points to the exciting unanswered questions that still perplex the field and considers the formidable tasks to be faced by the next generation of young astronomers.

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Plasma Etching: Fundamentals and Applications (Semiconductor Science and Technology)

Plasma Etching: Fundamentals and Applications (Semiconductor Science and Technology) Lowest new price: $181.28
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Author: M. Sugawara

This book focuses on the remarkable recent advances in understanding low pressure radio frequency glow discharges. It explains the basic analytical theory, plasma physics, and plasma diagnostics, before proceeding to the details of the etching process.

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Glow Discharge Processes: Sputtering and Plasma Etching

Glow Discharge Processes: Sputtering and Plasma Etching Lowest new price: $99.95
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Author: Brian Chapman

Develops detailed understanding of the deposition and etching of materials by sputtering discharge, and of etching of materials by chemically active discharge. Treats glow discharge at several levels from basic phenomena to industrial applications--practical techniques diligently related to fundamentals. Subjects range from voltage, distributions encountered in plasma etching systems to plasma-electron interactions that contribute to sustaining the discharge.

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Atomic Physics in Hot Plasmas (International Series of Monographs on Physics)

Atomic Physics in Hot Plasmas (International Series of Monographs on Physics) Lowest new price: $125.17
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Author: David Salzmann

The aim of this book is to provide the reader with a coherent and updated comprehensive treatise that covers the central subjects of the field. The style and content is suitable both for students and researchers. Highlights of the book include (among many others) the Ion-Sphere model, statistical models, Average-Atom model, emission spectrum, unresolved transition arrays, supertransition arrays, radiation transport, escape factors and x-ray lasers.


Introduction to the Physics of Highly Charged Ions (Series in Atomic Molecular Physics) (Vol. 3)

Introduction to the Physics of Highly Charged Ions (Series in Atomic Molecular Physics) (Vol. 3) Lowest new price: $73.98
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Author: Heinrich F. Beyer

Emphasizing a physical understanding with many illustrations, Introduction to the Physics of Highly Charged Ions covers the major areas of x-ray radiation and elementary atomic processes occurring with highly charged ions in hot laboratory and astrophysical plasmas. Topics include light and ion sources, spectroscopy, atomic structure, magnetic and QED effects, and a thorough look at atomic collisions, from elementary processes in plasmas to ion-surface interaction and hollow atoms. Avoiding unnecessary mathematical details, this book is accessible to a broad range of readers, including graduate students and researchers.


Principles of Plasma Diagnostics

Principles of Plasma Diagnostics Lowest new price: $75.93
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Author: I. H. Hutchinson
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This book provides a systematic introduction to the physics of plasma diagnostics measurements. It develops from first principles the concepts needed to plan, execute and interpret plasma measurements, making it a suitable book for graduate students and professionals with little plasma physics background. The book will also be a valuable reference for seasoned plasma physicists, both experimental and theoretical, as well as those with an interest in space and astrophysical applications. This second edition is thoroughly revised and updated, with new sections and chapters covering recent developments in the field.

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Basic Plasma Physics 2 (Handbook of Plasma Physics)

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Author: A. A. Galeev

Volume 2 of the Handbook of Plasma Physics is devoted largely to situations where the nonlinear interaction is so strong that the assumptions of weak turbulence are violated. In particular the following aspects are covered: - a review of a group of theories that invoke a renormalization procedure; - parametric instabilities driven by external pump fields; - the strong interaction between Langmuir waves and ion fluctuations which leads to the formation of solitons and their subsequent collapse; - anomalous plasma resistivity caused by current driven instabilities; - collective interaction of intense beams of charged particles in a plasma and, - the relaxation of plasma with anisotropic velocity distribution.


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