Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics

Fundamental Aspects of Plasma Chemical Physics

Thermodynamics

Authors: Capitelli, Mario, Colonna, Gianpiero, D'Angola, Antonio

  • Provides a clear assessment of fundamental concepts and theoretical formulations 
  • Examines new insights into current scientific explorations
  • Presents worked examples throughout
  • Achieves a unified approach to plasma thermodynamics by using classical and statistical concepts
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Fundamental Aspects of Plasma Chemical Physics - Thermodynamics develops basic and advanced concepts of plasma thermodynamics from both classical and statistical points of view.

After a refreshment of classical thermodynamics applied to the dissociation and ionization regimes, the book invites the reader to discover the role of electronic excitation in affecting the properties of plasmas, a topic often overlooked by the thermal plasma community.

Particular attention is devoted to the problem of the divergence of the partition function of atomic species and the state-to-state approach for calculating the partition function of diatomic and polyatomic molecules. The limit of ideal gas approximation is also discussed, by introducing Debye-Huckel and virial corrections.

Throughout the book, worked examples are given in order to clarify concepts and mathematical approaches.

This book is a first of a series of three books to be published by the authors on fundamental aspects of plasma chemical physics.  The next books will discuss transport and kinetics.

About the authors

Mario Capitelli, University of Bari, mario.capitelli@ba.imip.cnr.it

Gianpiero Colonna, IMIP CNR Bari,

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Classical Thermodynamics

    Capitelli, Mario (et al.)

    Pages 1-38

  • Two and Three Level Systems: Toward the Understanding of the Thermodynamics of Multilevel Systems

    Capitelli, Mario (et al.)

    Pages 39-49

  • Statistical Thermodynamics

    Capitelli, Mario (et al.)

    Pages 51-59

  • Atomic Partition Function

    Capitelli, Mario (et al.)

    Pages 61-78

  • Molecular Partition Function: Vibrational, Rotational and Electronic Contributions

    Capitelli, Mario (et al.)

    Pages 79-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamental Aspects of Plasma Chemical Physics
Book Subtitle
Thermodynamics
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics
Series Volume
66
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8182-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8182-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-8181-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3020-9
Series ISSN
1615-5653
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 310
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