Plasma Kinetics in Atmospheric Gases by M. CapitelliPlasma Kinetics in Atmospheric Gases by M. Capitelli

Plasma Kinetics in Atmospheric Gases

byM. Capitelli, C.M. Ferreira, B.F. Gordiets

Paperback | October 9, 2011

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Investigation of the kinetic processes occurring in the atmospheric gases and low temperature plasmas of such gases is of great interest for numerous areas of modern physics and chemistry. These include discharge and laser physics, physics of the ionosphere, chemistry and optics of the atmosphere, laser and plasma chemistry, and nonequilibrium gas dynamics. Further, nonequilibrium gaseous media and low temperature plasmas formed from N2, 02, or N2-02 mixtures are rich in active components such as 0, N, and H atoms and ex­ cited metastable species, which fostered the utilization of such nonequilibrium systems in a variety of new technologies. At present, several monographs devoted to the analysis of kinetic pro­ cesses in molecular gases and plasmas are available in the literature. How­ ever, most of these works deal only with general physical-chemical kinetic aspects, and do not provide an analysis of basic kinetic theory and detailed investigation of kinetic processes in N2, 02 and their mixtures. A monograph devoted to such a thorough analysis for the atmospheric gases is still lacking in the literature. The present book was written to fill in this gap. The book can be considered as a natural development of two former mono­ graphs, Non-Equilibrium Vibrotional Kinetics (ed. by M. Capitelli, Sprin­ ger-Verlag 1986) and Kinetic Processes in Gases and Lasers (B. Gordiets, A.I. Osipov, and L.A. Shelepin, Gordon and Breach 1988).
Title:Plasma Kinetics in Atmospheric GasesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pagesPublished:October 9, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642086837

ISBN - 13:9783642086830


Table of Contents

1. Translational Relaxation of Heavy Particles.- 2. Rotational Relaxation of Molecules.- 3. Vibrational Relaxation of Molecules.- 4. Kinetics of Free Electrons.- 5. Energetic and Spectroscopic Parameters of Atmospheric Species.- 6. Rates of Translational and Rotational Relaxation.- 7. Rate Coefficients for Vibrational Relaxation.- 8. Electron Rate Coefficients.- 9. Electronic State Relaxation Rates.- 10. Rate Coefficients of Chemical Reactions.- 11. Interactions of Gas Phase Species with Surfaces.- 12. Discharges in Pure N2 and O2.- 13. Discharges in N2-O2 Mixtures.- 14. Kinetic Processes in the Ionosphere.- 15. Interaction of Space Vehicles with Atmospheric Gases.- 16. Acoustic and Shock Waves in Non-equilibrium Gases.