Theory of Gas Discharge Plasma

  • Boris M.┬áSmirnov

Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 84)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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  3. Processes in Gas Discharge Plasma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
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  4. Kinetics and Transport Phenomena in Gas Discharge Plasma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
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  5. Processes in Gas Discharge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
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  6. Helium and Argon Gas Discharge Plasmas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Boris M. Smirnov
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    3. Boris M. Smirnov
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 399-423

About this book


This book presents the theory of gas discharge plasmas in a didactical way. It explains the processes in gas discharge plasmas. A gas discharge plasma is an ionized gas which is supported by an external electric field. Therefore its parameters are determined by processes in it. The properties of a gas discharge plasma depend on its gas component, types of external fields, their geometry and regimes of gas discharge. Fundamentals of a gas discharge plasma include elementary, radiative and transport processes which are included in its kinetics influence. They are represented in this book together with the analysis of simple gas discharges. These general principles are applied to stationary gas discharge plasmas of helium and argon. The analysis of such plasmas under certain conditions is theoretically determined by numerical plasma parameters for given regimes and conditions.


Argon Gas Discharge Plasmas Elementary Processes in Plasmas Helium Gas Discharge Plasmas Kinetics and Transport Phenomena Plasma Kinetics Theory of Gas Discharge Plasmas Transport Phenomena in Gases and Plasmas

Authors and affiliations

  • Boris M.┬áSmirnov
    • 1
  1. 1.Russian Academy of Sciences Joint Institute for High TemperaturesMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-11064-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-11065-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1615-5653
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-6791
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