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Plasma Engineering : Applications from Aerospace to Bio and Nanotechnology

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Plasma Engineering is the first textbook that addresses plasma engineering in the aerospace, nanotechnology, and bioengineering fields from a unified standpoint. It covers the fundamentals of plasma physics at a level suitable for an upper level undergraduate or graduate student, and applies the unique properties of plasmas (ionized gases) to improve processes and performance over a wide variety of areas such as materials processing, spacecraft propulsion, and nanofabrication.

The book starts by reviewing plasma particle collisions, waves, and instabilities, and proceeds to diagnostic tools, such as planar, spherical, and emissive probes, and the electrostatic analyzer, interferometric technique, and plasma spectroscopy. The physics of different types of electrical discharges are considered, including the classical Townsend mechanism of gas electrical breakdown and the Paschen law. Basic approaches and theoretical methodologies for plasma modeling are described, based on the fluid description of plasma solving numerically magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equations and the kinetic model particle techniques that take into account kinetic interactions among particles and electromagnetic fields. Readers are then introduced to the widest variety of applications in any text on the market, including space propulsion applications and application of low-temperature plasmas in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The latest original results on cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) applications in medicine are presented. The book includes a large number of worked examples, end of chapter exercises, and historical perspectives. There is also an accompanying plasma simulation software covering the Particle in Cell (PIC) approach, available at http://www.particleincell.com/blog/2011/particle-in-cell-example/.

This book is appropriate for grad level courses in Plasma Engineering/Plasma Physics in departments of Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Physics. It will also be useful as an introduction to plasma engineering and its applications for early career researchers and practicing engineers.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 424 pages
  • 193.04 x 238.76 x 27.94mm | 1,338.09g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • black & white tables, figures
  • 0123859778
  • 9780123859778

Table of contents

Plasma Concepts
Plasma Diagnostics
Electrical Discharge
Plasma Dynamics
Plasma in Space Propulsion
Plasma Nanotechnology
Plasma in bio-nanotechnology applications
Examples of plasma application and working problems.
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Review Text

"This is a very well written, accessible book on a usually very mathematically intensive subject.The text could be used for a graduate class in physics or material science.Professionals working in related plasma science fields would also find this book useful as an up-to-date source on the latest developments in plasma arc theory and related applications."-- IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, May/June 2014
"This is a very well written, accessible book on a usually very mathematically intensive subject.The text could be used for a graduate class in physics or material science.Professionals working in related plasma science fields would also find this book useful as an up-to-date source on the latest developments in plasma arc theory and related applications."-- IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, May/June 2014
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"This is a very well written, accessible book on a usually very mathematically intensive subject...The text could be used for a graduate class in physics or material science...Professionals working in related plasma science fields would also find this book useful as an up-to-date source on the latest developments in plasma arc theory and related applications."--IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, May/June 2014
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About Michael Keidar

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringThe George Washington UniversityResearch Activities: Advanced spacecraft propulsion, plasma medicine, bioengineering, plasma-based nanotechnology.Teaching: thermodynamics, heat transfer, propulsion, plasma engineeringAwards:2009 Outstanding SEAS Young Researcher Award2008 elected Associate Fellow, AIAA2006 Research Faculty Recognition Award by University of MichiganProfessional Memberships:The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Senior MemberAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Associate FellowAmerican Physical Society (APS), MemberInternational Society of Plasma Medicine (ISPM), Founding MemberMember of AIAA Electric Propulsion Technical Committee (EP)Founder and Director, Micropropulsion and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MpNL)Steering Committee, Plasma Nanoscience Symposium (iPlasmaNanoSym)Steering Committee, GW Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBE)Editorial Board: International Journal of Plasma Science and Engineering Faculty of EngineeringTel Aviv UniversityRESEARCH INTERESTSPhysical phenomena in high current electrical discharges, at the electrode surface and inthe near electrode plasmaauthor of over 150 journal articles, 12 book chapters, and 2 patents
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