Electron Kinetics and Applications of Glow Discharges

  • Uwe Kortshagen
  • Lev D. Tsendin

Part of the NATO Science Series: B book series (NSSB, volume 367)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Analytical and Semi-Analytical Modeling Approaches

    1. A. V. Gurevich, A. V. Lukyanov, K. P. Zybin, R. A. Roussel-Duprè
      Pages 19-35
    2. Ivanov V. V., Klopovsky K. S., Lopaev D. V., Mankelevich Yu. A., Rakhimov A. T., Rakhimova T. V.
      Pages 37-58
  3. Basics of Numerical Plasma Modeling

    1. Charles K. Birdsall, Emi Kawamura, Vahid Vahedi
      Pages 59-74
    2. G. J. Parker, W. N. G. Hitchon
      Pages 75-83
    3. Jean-Pierre Boeuf, Laurent Garrigues, Leanne C. Pitchford
      Pages 85-100
  4. DC Discharges I

  5. DC Discharges II

  6. Sthochastic Electron Heating I

  7. Inductively Coupled Plasmas

  8. Discharge Kinetics in Molecular Mass

    1. Carlos M. Ferreira, Boris F. Gordiets
      Pages 391-407
    2. F. G. Baksht, V. G. Ivanov
      Pages 409-422
  9. Magnetized Discharges, Surface Wave Discharges

    1. S. Grosse, H. Schlüter, M. Schlüter
      Pages 423-440
    2. Zoran Lj. Petrović, Slobodan B. Vrhovac
      Pages 441-458
    3. D. K. Otorbaev, Zhou Qing, G. J. H. Brussaard, M. C. M. van de Sanden, D. C. Schram
      Pages 459-469
  10. Advanced Diagnostics I

    1. J. E. Lawler, J. J. Curry
      Pages 471-487
    2. A. E. Wendt, D. F. Beale, W. N. G. Hitchon, E. Keiter, V. Kolobov, L. Mahoney et al.
      Pages 489-502
    3. W. G. Graham, C. M. O. Mahony
      Pages 503-510
  11. Advanced Diagnostics II

    1. A. P. Mezentsev, A. S. Mustafaev, V. L. Fedorov
      Pages 531-545
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 547-557

About this book


This book resulted from the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on “Electron Kinetics and Applications of Glow Discharges,” held in St. Petersburg, Russia, on May 19-23, 1997. Glow discharges have found widespread applications in many technological processes from the manufacture of semiconductors, to recent developments in na- technology, to the traditional fields of gas lasers, and discharge lamps. Consequently, the interest in the physics of glow discharges has experienced yet another resurgence of interest. While the non-equilibrium character of glow discharges is widely accepted, the opinion still prevails that the main features can be captured by fluid models, and that kinetic treatments are only required for the understanding of subtle details. The erroneousness of this belief is demonstrated by the failure of fluid models to describe many basic features of glow discharges such as, for instance, electrode phenomena, striations, and collisionless heating effects. An adequate description of glow discharges thus has to be of kinetic nature.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Uwe Kortshagen
    • 1
  • Lev D. Tsendin
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.St. Petersburg State Technical UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-45822-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47076-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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