introduction to plasmas and plasma dynamics

Introduction To Plasmas And Plasma Dynamics
Author: Thomas M. York
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2015-08-04
Pages: 362
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Introduction to Plasmas and Plasma Dynamics provides an accessible introduction to the understanding of high temperature, ionized gases necessary to conduct research and develop applications related to plasmas. While standard presentations of introductory material emphasize physics and the theoretical basis of the topics, this text acquaints the reader with the context of the basic information and presents the fundamental knowledge required for advanced work or study. The book relates theory to relevant devices and mechanisms, presenting a clear outline of analysis and mathematical detail; it highlights the significance of the concepts with reviews of recent applications and trends in plasma engineering, including topics of plasma formation and magnetic fusion, plasma thrusters and space propulsion. Presents the essential principles of plasma dynamics needed for effective research and development work in plasma applications Emphasizes physical understanding and supporting theoretical foundation with reference to their utilization in devices, mechanisms and phenomena Covers a range of applications, including energy conversion, space propulsion, magnetic fusion, and space physics.

Introduction To Plasma Dynamics
Author: A. I. Morozov
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Pages: 840
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As the twenty-first century progresses, plasma technology will play an increasing role in our lives, providing new sources of energy, ion–plasma processing of materials, wave electromagnetic radiation sources, space plasma thrusters, and more. Studies of the plasma state of matter not only accelerate technological developments but also improve the understanding of natural phenomena. Beginning with an introduction to the characteristics and types of plasmas, Introduction to Plasma Dynamics covers the basic models of classical diffuse plasmas used to describe such phenomena as linear and shock waves, stationary flows, elements of plasma chemistry, and principles of plasma lasers. The author presents specific examples to demonstrate how to use the models and to familiarize readers with modern plasma technologies. The book describes structures of magnetic fields—one- and zero-dimensional plasma models. It considers single-, two-, and multi-component simulation models, kinetics and ionization processes, radiation transport, and plasma interaction with solid surfaces. The text also examines self-organization and general problems associated with instabilities in plasma systems. In addition, it discusses cosmic plasma dynamic systems, such as Earth’s magnetosphere, spiral nebulas, and plasma associated with the Sun. This text provides wide-range coverage of issues related to plasma dynamics, with a final chapter addressing advanced plasma technologies, including plasma generators, plasma in the home, space propulsion engines, and controlled thermonuclear fusion. It demonstrates how to approach the analysis of complex plasma systems, taking into account the diversity of plasma environments. Presenting a well-rounded introduction to plasma dynamics, the book takes into consideration the models of plasma phenomena and their relationships to one another as well as their applications.

Plasma Dynamics
Author: R. O. Dendy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 1990
Pages: 161
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Plasma is the physical state in which most of the visible matter in the universe is found. The properties of plasma are so distinctive that it is often referred to as the fourth state of matter.; This book explains the fundamental concepts of plasma physics and provides an introduction to plasma particle dynamics, plasma waves, magnetohydrodynamics, plasma kinetic theory, two-fluid theory and non-linear plasma physics. Emphasis is placed on the underlying physical principles, rather than on mathmetical considerations. The most advanced background knowledge required consists of Maxwell's equations and these are reviewed in the introduction.

An Introduction To Plasma Astrophysics And Magnetohydrodynamics
Author: M. Goossens
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Pages: 203
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Most of the visible matter in the universe exists in the plasma state. Plasmas are of major importance for space physics, solar physics, and astrophysics. On Earth they are essential for magnetic controlled thermonuclear fusion. This textbook collects lecture notes from a one-semester course taught at the K.U. Leuven to advanced undergraduate students in applied mathematics and physics. A particular strength of this book is that it provides a low threshold introduction to plasmas with an emphasis on first principles and fundamental concepts and properties. The discussion of plasma models is to a large extent limited to Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) with its merits and limitations clearly explained. MHD provides the students on their first encounter with plasmas, with a powerful plasma model that they can link to familiar classic fluid dynamics. The solar wind is studied as an example of hydrodynamics and MHD at work in solar physics and astrophysics.

Introduction To Dusty Plasma Physics
Author: P.K Shukla
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2015-05-06
Pages: 450
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Introduction to Dusty Plasma Physics contains a detailed description of the occurrence of dusty plasmas in our Solar System, the Earth's mesosphere, and in laboratory discharges. The book illustrates numerous mechanisms for charging dust particles and provides studies of the grain dynamics under the influence of forces that are common in dusty plasma environments.

The Physics Of Fluids And Plasmas
Author: Arnab Rai Choudhuri
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1998-11-26
Pages: 427
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A good working knowledge of fluid mechanics and plasma physics is essential for the modern astrophysicist. This graduate textbook provides a clear, pedagogical introduction to these core subjects. Assuming an undergraduate background in physics, this book develops fluid mechanics and plasma physics from first principles. This book is unique because it presents neutral fluids and plasmas in a unified scheme, clearly indicating both their similarities and their differences. Also, both the macroscopic (continuum) and microscopic (particle) theories are developed, establishing the connections between them. Throughout, key examples from astrophysics are used, though no previous knowledge of astronomy is assumed. Exercises are included at the end of chapters to test the reader's understanding. This textbook is aimed primarily at astrophysics graduate students. It will also be of interest to advanced students in physics and applied mathematics seeking a unified view of fluid mechanics and plasma physics, encompassing both the microscopic and macroscopic theories.

Waves And Oscillations In Plasmas
Author: Hans L. Pécseli
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Pages: 575
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Winner of an Outstanding Academic Title Award from CHOICE Magazine The result of more than 15 years of lectures in plasma sciences presented at universities in Denmark, Norway, and the United States, Waves and Oscillations in Plasmas addresses central issues in modern plasma sciences. The book covers fluid models as well as kinetic plasma models, including a detailed discussion of, for instance, collisionless Landau damping. Offering a clear separation of linear and nonlinear models, the book can be tailored for readers of varying levels of expertise. Designed to provide basic training in linear as well as nonlinear plasma dynamics, and practical in areas as diverse as the space sciences, laboratory experiments, plasma processing, and more, this book includes: Sections on basic experimental methods, facilitating students’ appreciation of experimental results from laboratory and space plasmas Elements of electromagnetic field theory, fluid mechanics, and wave dynamics, including features of nonlinear wave analysis Basic mathematical tools and other relevant material are summarized in Appendices Exercises as well as short sections that can be used for student presentations A comprehensive reference list reviewing classic papers and notable texts in the field Waves and Oscillations in Plasmas provides a solid foundation in basic plasma physics and its applications, giving a practical introduction to more advanced methods as well. Including simple physical interpretations where possible, this comprehensive, classroom-tested book places plasma sciences in the logical context of general classical physics.

The Physics Of Plasmas
Author: T. J. Boyd
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2003-01-23
Pages: 532
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A comprehensive introductory graduate textbook illustrating specialised topics in current physics.

Plasma Physics  An Introductory Course
Author: R. O. Dendy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1995-02-24
Pages: 513
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A wide-ranging introduction to the theoretical and experimental study of plasmas and their applications.

Microscopic Dynamics Of Plasmas And Chaos
Author: Y Elskens
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2019-09-17
Pages: 324
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Microscopic Dynamics of Plasmas and Chaos discusses the resonant wave-particle interaction in plasmas, provides the tools for chaotic Hamiltonian dynamics, and describes a turbulent macroscopic system through the chaotic classical mechanics of the corresponding N-body problem. The book begins with the fundamentals of N-body dynamics, followed by a

Physics And Applications Of Complex Plasmas
Author: Sergey V. Vladimirov
Publisher: Imperial College Press
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 439
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At the frontiers of physics and chemistry lies the new and rapidly emerging area of complex plasma systems. The study of complex plasma systems that contain colloid nano/microscopic particles is now actively pursued in a diverse range of scientific fields OCo from plasma and gas discharge physics, to astrophysics, materials science and engineering. This book highlights, in a systematic, insightful, and perceptive way, the fundamental physics and industrial applications of complex plasmas, with emphasis on the conditions relevant to laboratory gas discharges and industrial plasma reactors. It provides a specialized and comprehensive description of the most recent theoretical, experimental, and modeling efforts to understand the unique properties of complex plasma systems involving the stability, dynamics, and self-organization of colloid particles and their associations. Special attention is focused on the physical understanding of up-to-date developments in major technological applications of micron and nano-sized particles. Each chapter is presented in a concise and comprehensive manner, with a categorized overview of the underlying physics followed by an in-depth description. The book will appeal to scientists and researchers as well as undergraduate and graduate students wishing to explore the flourishing interdisciplinary field of complex plasma systems."

Lectures In Magnetohydrodynamics
Author: Dalton D. Schnack
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2009-08-26
Pages: 323
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Magnetohydrodynamics, or MHD, is a theoretical way of describing the statics and dynamics of electrically conducting uids. The most important of these uids occurring in both nature and the laboratory are ionized gases, called plasmas. These have the simultaneous properties of conducting electricity and being electrically charge neutral on almost all length scales. The study of these gases is called plasma physics. MHD is the poor cousin of plasma physics. It is the simplest theory of plasma dynamics. In most introductory courses, it is usually afforded a short chapter or lecture at most: Alfven ́ waves, the kink mode, and that is it. (Now, on to Landau damping!) In advanced plasma courses, such as those dealing with waves or kinetic theory, it is given an even more cursory treatment, a brief mention on the way to things more profound and interesting. (It is just MHD! Besides, real plasma phy- cists do kinetic theory!) Nonetheless, MHD is an indispensable tool in all applications of plasma physics.

Modern Plasma Physics  Volume 1  Physical Kinetics Of Turbulent Plasmas
Author: Patrick H. Diamond
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2010-06-17
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This three-volume series presents the ideas, models and approaches essential to understanding plasma dynamics and self-organization for researchers and graduate students in plasma physics, controlled fusion and related fields such as plasma astrophysics. Volume I develops the physical kinetics of plasma turbulence through a focus on quasi-particle models and dynamics. It discusses the essential physics concepts and theoretical methods for describing weak and strong fluid and phase space turbulence in plasma systems far from equilibrium. The book connects the traditionally 'plasma' topic of weak or wave turbulence theory to more familiar fluid turbulence theory, and extends both to the realm of collisionless phase space turbulence. This gives readers a deeper understanding of these related fields, and builds a foundation for future applications to multi-scale processes of self-organization in tokamaks and other confined plasmas. This book emphasizes the conceptual foundations and physical intuition underpinnings of plasma turbulence theory.

Introduction To Space Physics
Author: Margaret G. Kivelson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1995-04-28
Pages: 568
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This text provides a comprehensive introduction to space physics.

Fundamentals Of Plasma Physics
Author: J. A. Bittencourt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-06-29
Pages: 679
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Fundamentals of Plasma Physics is a general introduction designed to present a comprehensive, logical and unified treatment of the fundamentals of plasma physics based on statistical kinetic theory, with applications to a variety of important plasma phenomena. Its clarity and completeness makes the text suitable for self-learning and for self-paced courses. Throughout the text the emphasis is on clarity, rather than formality, the various derivations are explained in detail and, wherever possible, the physical interpretations are emphasized. The mathematical treatment is set out in great detail, carrying out the steps which are usually left to the reader. The problems form an integral part of the text and most of them were designed in such a way as to provide a guideline, stating intermediate steps with answers.

Physics Of Radio Frequency Plasmas
Author: Pascal Chabert
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2011-02-24
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Low-temperature radio frequency plasmas are essential in various sectors of advanced technology, from micro-engineering to spacecraft propulsion systems and efficient sources of light. The subject lies at the complex interfaces between physics, chemistry and engineering. Focusing mostly on physics, this book will interest graduate students and researchers in applied physics and electrical engineering. The book incorporates a cutting-edge perspective on RF plasmas. It also covers basic plasma physics including transport in bounded plasmas and electrical diagnostics. Its pedagogic style engages readers, helping them to develop physical arguments and mathematical analyses. Worked examples apply the theories covered to realistic scenarios, and over 100 in-text questions let readers put their newly acquired knowledge to use and gain confidence in applying physics to real laboratory situations.

Transport Processes In Plasmas With Strong Coulomb Interactions
Author: G.A. Pavlov
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2000-07-06
Pages: 208
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The first part of this monograph presents theoretical analysis of the thermophysical properties of strongly coupled coulomb systems. A new model is then developed, making it possible to calculate the full set of low temperature, multicomponent, nonideal plasma transport coefficients, based on the kinetic coefficients of strongly coupled coulomb systems and experimental data for the transport coefficients of Dense, Low temperature plasmas. This model can easily be implemented in the form of a set of computer algorithms, and the third part of the book shows how it can be used to solve important problems of high temperature gas dynamics, for example, heat and mass transfer in the shock layer of a space probe, stability of temperature and concentration fields in gas phase nuclear reactors, and critical phenomena in low temperature plasma dynamics.

Principles Of Magnetohydrodynamics
Author: J. P. Hans Goedbloed
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2004-08-05
Pages: 613
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Senior undergraduate and graduate textbook on key area in plasma physics and astrophysics.

Magnetic Reconnection In Plasmas
Author: Dieter Biskamp
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2005-09-29
Pages: 404
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This book, first published in 2000, is a comprehensive introduction to this major topic in plasma physics; for graduates and researchers.

Principles Of Plasma Discharges And Materials Processing
Author: Michael A. Lieberman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2005-04-08
Pages: 730
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A Thorough Update of the Industry Classic on Principles of PlasmaProcessing The first edition of Principles of Plasma Discharges and MaterialsProcessing, published over a decade ago, was lauded for itscomplete treatment of both basic plasma physics and industrialplasma processing, quickly becoming the primary reference forstudents and professionals. The Second Edition has been carefully updated and revised toreflect recent developments in the field and to further clarify thepresentation of basic principles. Along with in-depth coverage ofthe fundamentals of plasma physics and chemistry, the authors applybasic theory to plasma discharges, including calculations of plasmaparameters and the scaling of plasma parameters with controlparameters. 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 ofdischarges, graduate students and researchers in the field ofplasma processing should find this new edition more valuable thanever.