Elements of Plasma Technology

  • Chiow San Wong
  • Rattachat Mongkolnavin

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Chiow San Wong, Rattachat Mongkolnavin
    Pages 1-14
  3. Chiow San Wong, Rattachat Mongkolnavin
    Pages 15-48
  4. Chiow San Wong, Rattachat Mongkolnavin
    Pages 49-98
  5. Chiow San Wong, Rattachat Mongkolnavin
    Pages 99-123

About this book


This book presents some fundamental aspects of plasma technology that are important for beginners interested to start research in the area of plasma technology. These include the properties of plasma, methods of plasma generation and basic plasma diagnostic techniques. It also discusses several low cost plasma devices, including pulsed plasma sources such as plasma focus, pulsed capillary discharge, vacuum spark and exploding wire; as well as low temperature plasmas such as glow discharge and dielectric barrier discharge which the authors believe may have potential applications in industry. The treatments are experimental rather than theoretical, although some theoretical background is provided where appropriate. The principles of operation of these devices are also reviewed and discussed.


Dielectric Barrier Discharge Electromagnetic shock tube Exploding wire Glow Discharge Low Temperature Plasmas Plasma focus Plasma Diagnostic Techniques Plasma Generation Plasma Technology Basics Pre-Breakdown Electron Beams Pulsed Capillary Discharge Pulsed Plasma Radiation Sources Vacuum Spark

Authors and affiliations

  • Chiow San Wong
    • 1
  • Rattachat Mongkolnavin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics, Plasma Technology Research Centre,Faculty of ScienceUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  2. 2.Department of Physics,Faculty of ScienceChulalongkorn UniversityBangkokThailand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-0115-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0117-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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