Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics

Molecular Processes in Plasmas

Collisions of Charged Particles with Molecules

Authors: Itikawa, Yukikazu

  • The only book on the role of collision processes of molecules in plasmas
  • All possible processes are presented both for electron and ion collisions with the molecules
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Molecular Processes in Plasmas describes elementary collision processes in plasmas, particularly those involving molecules or molecular ions. Those collision processes (called molecular processes) maintain plasmas, produce reactive species and emissions, and play a key role in energy balance in plasmas or more specifically in determining the energy distribution of plasma particles. Many books on plasma physics mention the elementary processes, but normally rather briefly. They only touch upon the general feature or fundamental concept of the collision processes. On the other hand, there are many books on atomic and molecular physics, but most of them are too general or too detailed to be useful to people in the application fields. The present book enumerates all the possible processes in the collisions of electrons, as well as ions, with molecules. For each process, a compact but informative description of its characteristics is given together with illustrative examples. Since the author has much experience as a practitioner in the field of atomic and molecular physics, the description is based on a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of the processes.

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The author graduated from the Physics Department, University of Tokyo. As a PhD thesis, he studied the theoretical plasma physics. He has been working at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (before the organizational change in 1982, the Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science, University of Tokyo) for more than thirty years. He is now the professor emeritus at the Institute. His main interest is in the theoretical atomic and molecular physics, particularly on the electron or photon collisions with molecules. He is also interested in the application of the atomic and molecular physics to other fields (space science, plasma physics, radiation interaction with matter, etc.). He has personally organized an activity of compilation of cross section data. He published, with his colleagues, data reviews on electron collisions with molecules such as N2, O2, CO2, and H2O. He served as the editor of the volume of the Landolt Börnstein series on electron/photon collisions with atoms, molecules, and ions.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Processes in Plasmas
Book Subtitle
Collisions of Charged Particles with Molecules
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics
Series Volume
43
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-72580-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-72580-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-72609-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09163-6
Series ISSN
1615-5653
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 194
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