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Principles of Plasma Discharges and Materials Processing , 2nd Edition

Principles of Plasma Discharges and Materials Processing , 2nd Edition Lowest new price: $113.00
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Author: Michael A. Lieberman

A Thorough Update of the Industry Classic on Principles of Plasma Processing

The first edition of Principles of Plasma Discharges and Materials Processing, published over a decade ago, was lauded for its complete treatment of both basic plasma physics and industrial plasma processing, quickly becoming the primary reference for students and professionals.

The Second Edition has been carefully updated and revised to reflect recent developments in the field and to further clarify the presentation of basic principles. Along with in-depth coverage of the fundamentals of plasma physics and chemistry, the authors apply basic theory to plasma discharges, including calculations of plasma parameters and the scaling of plasma parameters with control parameters.

New and expanded topics include:
* Updated cross sections
* Diffusion and diffusion solutions
* Generalized Bohm criteria
* Expanded treatment of dc sheaths
* Langmuir probes in time-varying fields
* Electronegative discharges
* Pulsed power discharges
* Dual frequency discharges
* High-density rf sheaths and ion energy distributions
* Hysteresis and instabilities
* Helicon discharges
* Hollow cathode discharges
* Ionized physical vapor deposition
* Differential substrate charging

With new chapters on dusty plasmas and the kinetic theory of discharges, graduate students and researchers in the field of plasma processing should find this new edition more valuable than ever.

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Fundamentals of Plasma Physics

Fundamentals of Plasma Physics Lowest new price: $71.97
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Author: Paul M. Bellan

This rigorous explanation of plasmas is relevant to diverse plasma applications such as controlled fusion, astrophysical plasmas, solar physics, magnetospheric plasmas, and plasma thrusters. More thorough than previous texts, it exploits new powerful mathematical techniques to develop deeper insights into plasma behavior. After developing the basic plasma equations from first principles, the book explores single particle motion with particular attention to adiabatic invariance. The author then examines types of plasma waves and the issue of Landau damping. Magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium and stability are tackled with emphasis on the topological concepts of magnetic helicity and self-organization. Advanced topics follow, including magnetic reconnection, nonlinear waves, and the Fokker-Planck treatment of collisions. The book concludes by discussing unconventional plasmas such as non-neutral and dusty plasmas. Written for beginning graduate students and advanced undergraduates, this text emphasizes the fundamental principles that apply across many different contexts.

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Plasma Etching: Fundamentals and Applications (Semiconductor Science and Technology)

Plasma Etching: Fundamentals and Applications (Semiconductor Science and Technology) Lowest new price: $157.61
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Author: M. Sugawara

This book focuses on the remarkable recent advances in understanding low pressure radio frequency glow discharges. It explains the basic analytical theory, plasma physics, and plasma diagnostics, before proceeding to the details of the etching process.

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Thermal Plasmas: Fundamentals and Applications (Advances in Experimental Medicine & Biology (Springer))

Thermal Plasmas: Fundamentals and Applications (Advances in Experimental Medicine & Biology (Springer)) Lowest new price: $275.15
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Author: M.I. Boulos

In this unique textbook and reference source, the authors integrate theoretical and applied research from a host of disciplines, including materials science, plasma physics, and advanced transport phenomena. Volume 1, the first of two, covers the fundamentals of plasma physics and gaseous electronics, thermodynamics, and transport properties of plasma.


The Making of a Soviet Scientist: My Adventures in Nuclear Fusion and Space From Stalin to Star Wars

The Making of a Soviet Scientist: My Adventures in Nuclear Fusion and Space From Stalin to Star Wars Lowest new price: $11.30
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Author: Roald Z. Sagdeev

The critically acclaimed memoir that rips the curtain of secrecy off the world of Soviet science

"Revelations and insights about the Soviet space program . . . It is good that such a wise man will live among us for a while." --The New York Times

"A rare, valuable, insider's look at the Soviet military industrial machine."--Publishers Weekly

"I found it fascinating . . . important not only to scientists, but also for those who fashion government politics generally."--Herman Feshbach Institute Professor Emeritus Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"A real contribution to the literature of the space age."--Chicago Sun-Times

"This is a powerful yet charming account of the Soviet Union's scientific, space, and military enterprise, characterized by Sagdeev's frank and insightful style mixed with delightful humor and humanity."--Charles H. Townes Nobel Laureate in Physics University of California, Berkeley

"For all who are interested in the interaction of science and society, and in the nature of the Soviet Union as seen by a keen observer who was at the same time an 'insider' and a dedicated humanist, this book is highly recommended." --Physics Today

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Low Temperature Plasma Physics: Fundamental Aspects and Applications

Low Temperature Plasma Physics: Fundamental Aspects and Applications Lowest new price: $133.88
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Low-temperature plasma physics is a very active area of research located on the boundaries between physics, chemistry and materials science. Recent technological developments, e.g. in plasma etching or plasma deposition, have led to a revived interest in plasma physics and technology.
This volume describes in detail fundamentals and applications of low-temperature plasma physics including newest achievements. The authors of this volume are top scientists from the USA and Europe who present most recent successes in our understanding of how plasmas behave and put a strong focus on the links between theory and experiment or technological process.


Physics of Ionized Gases (A Wiley-Interscience Publication)

Physics of Ionized Gases (A Wiley-Interscience Publication) Lowest new price: $80.57
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Author: Boris M. Smirnov

A comprehensive textbook and reference for the study of the physics of ionized gases
The intent of this book is to provide deep physical insight into the behavior of gases containing atoms and molecules from which one or more electrons have been ionized. The study of these so-called plasmas begins with an overview of plasmas as they are found in nature and created in the laboratory. This serves as a prelude to a comprehensive study of plasmas, beginning with low temperature and "ideal" plasmas and extending to radiation and particle transport phenomena, the response of plasmas to external fields, and an insightful treatment of plasma waves, plasma instabilities, nonlinear phenomena in plasmas, and the study of plasma interactions with surfaces.
In all cases, the emphasis is on a clear and unified understanding of the basic physics that underlies all plasma phenomena. Thus, there are chapters on plasma behavior from the viewpoint of atomic and molecular physics, as well as on the macroscopic phenomena involved in physical kinetics of plasmas and the transport of radiation and of charged particles within plasmas. With this grounding in the fundamental physics of plasmas, the notoriously difficult subjects of nonlinear phenomena and of instabilities in plasmas are then treated with comprehensive clarity.


Electric Properties of Weakly Nonideal Plasmas (Experientia Supplementum)

Electric Properties of Weakly Nonideal Plasmas (Experientia Supplementum) Lowest used price: $72.88
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Author: K. G√ľnther


Glow Discharge Processes: Sputtering and Plasma Etching

Glow Discharge Processes: Sputtering and Plasma Etching Lowest new price: $99.95
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Author: Brian Chapman

Develops detailed understanding of the deposition and etching of materials by sputtering discharge, and of etching of materials by chemically active discharge. Treats glow discharge at several levels from basic phenomena to industrial applications--practical techniques diligently related to fundamentals. Subjects range from voltage, distributions encountered in plasma etching systems to plasma-electron interactions that contribute to sustaining the discharge.

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Waves in Plasmas

Waves in Plasmas Lowest new price: $91.28
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Author: Thomas H. Stix
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"Blurb & Contents" "The reader is treated to constantly refreshing and engaging commentary and opinion that always informs....As she depicts them, the problems of the universe are always fascinating and, most of all, they are alive and compelling." David DeVorkin, Sky & Telescope Virginia Trimble offers readers a fascinating and accessible tour of the stars. An astronomer with shared appointments in California and Maryland, the author ranges over a large portion of the universe as she discusses the search for life on other planets, how galaxies form, why stars explode and die, and the nature of the elusive dark matter in the universe. She also explains the astronomical significance of Cheeps' pyramid and leads the reader through scientific speculation about what and when the Star of Bethlehem might have been. Throughout, Trimble points to the exciting unanswered questions that still perplex the field and considers the formidable tasks to be faced by the next generation of young astronomers.

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