Complex Plasmas: Scientific Challenges and Technological Opportunities

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Michael Bonitz, Jose Lopez, Kurt Becker, Hauke Thomsen
Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 9, 2014 - Science - 491 pages

This book provides the reader with an introduction to the physics of complex plasmas, a discussion of the specific scientific and technical challenges they present and an overview of their potential technological applications.

Complex plasmas differ from conventional high-temperature plasmas in several ways: they may contain additional species, including nano meter- to micrometer-sized particles, negative ions, molecules and radicals and they may exhibit strong correlations or quantum effects. This book introduces the classical and quantum mechanical approaches used to describe and simulate complex plasmas. It also covers some key experimental techniques used in the analysis of these plasmas, including calorimetric probe methods, IR absorption techniques and X-ray absorption spectroscopy.

The final part of the book reviews the emerging applications of microcavity and microchannel plasmas, the synthesis and assembly of nanomaterials through plasma electrochemistry, the large-scale generation of ozone using microplasmas and novel applications of atmospheric-pressure non-thermal plasmas in dentistry.

Going beyond the scope of traditional plasma texts, the presentation is very well suited for senior undergraduate, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers specializing in plasma physics.

 

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Contents

1 Phase Transitions in Dusty Plasmas
3
Attraction of LikeCharged Particles
51
Theoretical Description of Wake Effects
72
Part IIQuantum Plasmas
100
4 Quantum Hydrodynamics
101
5 Introduction to Configuration Path Integral Monte Carlo
153
Part IIILowTemperature Plasmas
195
6 Calorimetric Probes for Energy Flux Measurements in Process Plasmas
197
9 Characterization of Local Structures in Plasma Deposited Semiconductors by Xray Absorption Spectroscopy
299
10 Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulations of Cluster Growth and Diffusion in MetalPolymer Nanocomposites
321
Part IVTechnological Applications
371
General Characteristics and Emerging Applications
372
A Novel Chemical Process for the Synthesis and Assembly of Nanomaterials
399
13 Progress in LargeScale Ozone Generation Using Microplasmas
427
14 Dental Applications of AtmosphericPressure NonThermal Plasmas
454
Index
487

7 Fundamental and Applied Studies of Molecular Plasmas Using Infrared Absorption Techniques
235
8 Surface Electrons at Plasma Walls
267

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