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Fundamental Aspects of Plasma Chemical Physics

Transport

  • Mario Capitelli
  • Domenico Bruno
  • Annarita Laricchiuta

Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 74)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Mario Capitelli, Domenico Bruno, Annarita Laricchiuta
    Pages 1-43
  3. Mario Capitelli, Domenico Bruno, Annarita Laricchiuta
    Pages 45-56
  4. Mario Capitelli, Domenico Bruno, Annarita Laricchiuta
    Pages 57-98
  5. Mario Capitelli, Domenico Bruno, Annarita Laricchiuta
    Pages 123-147
  6. Mario Capitelli, Domenico Bruno, Annarita Laricchiuta
    Pages 149-163
  7. Mario Capitelli, Domenico Bruno, Annarita Laricchiuta
    Pages 165-204
  8. Mario Capitelli, Domenico Bruno, Annarita Laricchiuta
    Pages 205-230
  9. Mario Capitelli, Domenico Bruno, Annarita Laricchiuta
    Pages 231-245
  10. Mario Capitelli, Domenico Bruno, Annarita Laricchiuta
    Pages 247-271
  11. Mario Capitelli, Domenico Bruno, Annarita Laricchiuta
    Pages 273-347
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 349-352

About this book

Introduction

Fundamental Aspects of Plasma Chemical Physics: Tranpsort develops basic and advanced concepts of plasma transport to the modern treatment of the Chapman-Enskog method for the solution of the Boltzmann transport equation.

The book invites the reader to consider actual problems of the transport of thermal plasmas with particular attention to the derivation of diffusion- and viscosity-type transport cross sections, stressing the role of resonant charge-exchange processes in affecting the diffusion-type collision calculation of viscosity-type collision integrals.

A wide range of topics is then discussed including (1) the effect of non-equilibrium vibrational distributions on the transport of vibrational energy, (2) the role of electronically excited states in the transport properties of thermal plasmas, (3) the dependence of transport properties on the multitude of Saha equations for multi-temperature plasmas, and (4) the effect of the magnetic field on transport properties.

Throughout the book, worked examples are provided to clarify concepts and mathematical approaches.

This book is the second of a series of three published by the Bari group on fundamental aspects of plasma chemical physics. The first book, Fundamental Aspects of Plasma Chemical Physics: Thermodynamics, is dedicated to plasma thermodynamics; and the third, Fundamental Aspects of Plasma Chemical Physics: Kinetics, deals with plasma kinetics.

Keywords

Boltzmann Equation Chapman-Enskog method asymptotic approach charge-exchange cross sections collision integrals convergence problems electronically excited states excitation-exchange cross sections model interaction potentials multi-potential approach multi-temperature plasmas phenomenological approach tranport theory transport properties of planetary atmospheres vibrationally excited states

Authors and affiliations

  • Mario Capitelli
    • 1
  • Domenico Bruno
    • 2
  • Annarita Laricchiuta
    • 3
  1. 1., Dipartimento di ChimicaUniversità di BariBariItaly
  2. 2.Consiglio Nazionale delle RicercheBariItaly
  3. 3.Consiglio Nazionale delle RicercheBariItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-8172-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-8171-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8172-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1615-5653
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