Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics

Complex Plasmas

Scientific Challenges and Technological Opportunities

Editors: Bonitz, M., Lopez, J., Becker, K.H., Thomsen, H. (Eds.)

  • Includes state-of-the-art material not covered in standard plasma physics texts
  • Provides a graduate-level introduction to research into complex plasmas
  • Focuses on technological applications of plasmas
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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.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Phase Transitions in Dusty Plasmas

    Thomsen, Hauke (et al.)

    Pages 3-49

  • Introduction to Streaming Complex Plasmas A: Attraction of Like-Charged Particles

    Schella, André (et al.)

    Pages 51-71

  • Introduction to Streaming Complex Plasmas B: Theoretical Description of Wake Effects

    Ludwig, Patrick (et al.)

    Pages 73-99

  • Quantum Hydrodynamics

    Khan, Shabbir A. (et al.)

    Pages 103-152

  • Introduction to Configuration Path Integral Monte Carlo

    Schoof, Tim (et al.)

    Pages 153-194

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Complex Plasmas
Book Subtitle
Scientific Challenges and Technological Opportunities
Editors
  • Michael Bonitz
  • Jose Lopez
  • Kurt H Becker
  • Hauke Thomsen
Series Title
Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics
Series Volume
82
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05437-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05437-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05436-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37587-8
Series ISSN
1615-5653
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 491
Number of Illustrations and Tables
113 b/w illustrations, 127 illustrations in colour
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