Graduate Texts in Physics

Kinetics and Spectroscopy of Low Temperature Plasmas

Authors: Loureiro, Jorge, Amorim, Jayr

  • Derives the theory in a self-consistent way, providing discussion of the theory valid to describe the plasma physics kinetics from the statistical physics principles
  • Provides examples of the application of concepts to different types of discharges emphasizing the particularities of each one
  • Includes exercises at the end of each chapter
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About this Textbook

This is a comprehensive textbook designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students. Both authors rely on more than 20 years of teaching experience in renowned Physics Engineering courses to write this book addressing the students’ needs.

Kinetics and Spectroscopy of Low Temperature Plasmas derives in a full self-consistent way the electron kinetic theory used to describe low temperature plasmas created in the laboratory with an electrical discharge, and presents the main optical spectroscopic diagnostics used to characterize such plasmas. The chapters with the theoretical contents make use of a deductive approach in which the electron kinetic theory applied to plasmas with basis on the electron Boltzmann equation is derived from the basic concepts of Statistical and Plasma Physics. On the other hand, the main optical spectroscopy diagnostics used to characterize experimentally such plasmas are presented and justified from the point of view of the Atomic and Molecular Physics.

Low temperature plasmas (LTP) are partially ionized gases with a broad use in many technological applications such as microelectronics, light sources, lasers, biology and medicine. LTPs lead to the production of atomic and molecular excited states, chemically reactive radicals, and activated surface sites, which are in the origin, among others, of the deposition of thin films, advanced nanotechnology products, solar cells, highly efficient combustion motors, and treatment of cancer cells.

About the authors

Dr. JORGE M. A. H. LOUREIRO received his PhD in Physics from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal. He is currently Associate professor at IST, since 1994, where he accumulates 26 years of teaching experience on the following graduate and undergraduate courses: Electromagnetism and Optics; Classical Electrodynamics; Plasma Physics; Gas Discharges; Atomic and Molecular Physics of Plasmas.


Dr. Jayr de Amorim Filho received his Bachelor in Electronic Engineering from the Engineering College, São José dos Campos, Brazil (1987), and went on to receive his MSc from the Aeronautics Technology Institute (ITA), in 1989, and a PhD in Physics from Université Paris XI, Orsay, France (1994), where he spent an additional year conducting his postdoctoral research. He is now full professor at ITA, São José dos Campos, Brazil. His current research focus on Plasma Physics, Electric Discharges, and RF and microwave applied to biomass processing. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Fundamentals of Electrical Gas Discharges

    Loureiro, Jorge (et al.)

    Pages 3-41

  • Kinetic Description of a Plasma

    Loureiro, Jorge (et al.)

    Pages 43-85

  • Boltzmann Equation in Velocity Space

    Loureiro, Jorge (et al.)

    Pages 87-146

  • Boltzmann Equation with Time-Varying Fields

    Loureiro, Jorge (et al.)

    Pages 147-190

  • Electron Transport, Ionization and Attachment

    Loureiro, Jorge (et al.)

    Pages 191-231

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Hardcover $99.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Kinetics and Spectroscopy of Low Temperature Plasmas
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Physics
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09253-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09253-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-09252-2
Series ISSN
1868-4513
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 450
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 142 illustrations in colour
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