Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics

Plasma and Spot Phenomena in Electrical Arcs

Authors: Beilis, Isak

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  • Offers a comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of the subject written by a leading researcher
  • Presents a systematic theoretical approach based on electron emission and cathode vaporization to understand the complex phenomena surrounding cathode spots
  • Uses recently-developed mathematical models to calculate parameters of transient spot such as spot behavior on protrusion and bulk cathode, as well as spots in magnetic fields
  • Explores numerous applications of relevance to both academia and industry
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This book is devoted to a thorough investigation of the physics and applications of the vacuum arc – a highly-ionized metallic plasma source used in a number of applications – with emphasis on cathode spot phenomena and plasma formation. The goal is to understand the origins and behavior of the various complex and sometimes mysterious phenomena involved in arc formation, such as cathode spots, electrode vaporization, and near-electrode plasma formation. The book takes the reader from a model of dense cathode plasma based on charge-exchange ion-atom collisions through a kinetic approach to cathode vaporization and on to metal thermophysical properties of cathodes. This picture is further enhanced by an in-depth study of cathode jets and plasma acceleration, the effects of magnetic fields on cathode spot behavior, and electrical characteristics of arcs and cathode spot dynamics. The book also describes applications to space propulsion, thin film deposition, laser plasma generation, and magnetohydrodynamics, making this comprehensive and up-to-date volume a valuable resource for researchers in academia and industry. 

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Isak Beilis is a Professor in the Faculty of Engineering at Tel Aviv University. He received his PhD and Doctor of Science in Physics and mathematics from the Academy of Sciences, Moscow, and subsequently held positions at  Lomonosov University, Moscow, the Weizmann Institute for Science, joining Tel Aviv University in 1992. He has held visiting positions at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA in 1996 and 1997, at the Max Planck Institute, Berlin, and the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy. His research centers around physical phenomena in high-current electrical discharges, at the electrode surface and in near-electrode plasma. In 2018 he was awarded the Walter P. Dyke Award for his many important contributions to discharge physics.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plasma and Spot Phenomena in Electrical Arcs
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics
Series Volume
113
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-44747-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-44747-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-44746-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-44749-6
Series ISSN
1615-5653
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 1126
Number of Illustrations
237 b/w illustrations, 319 illustrations in colour
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