Principles of Plasma Discharges and Materials Processing by Michael A. LiebermanPrinciples of Plasma Discharges and Materials Processing by Michael A. Lieberman

Principles of Plasma Discharges and Materials Processing

byMichael A. Lieberman, Alan J. Lichtenberg

Hardcover | April 14, 2005

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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.
MICHAEL A. LIEBERMAN, PhD, is Professor in the Graduate School in Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He has published more than 170 journal articles on the topics of plasmas, plasma processing, and nonlinear dynamics. He has also coauthored, with Professor Lichtenberg, Regular and Stochastic Motion and Re...
Title:Principles of Plasma Discharges and Materials ProcessingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:800 pages, 9.5 × 6.4 × 1.5 inPublished:April 14, 2005Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0471720011

ISBN - 13:9780471720010

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.

2. Basic Plasma Equations and Equilibrium.

3. Atomic Collisions.

4. Plasma Dynamics.

5. Diffusion and Transport.

6. DC Sheaths.

7. Chemical Reactions and Equilibrium.

8. Molecular Collisions.

9. Chemical Kinetics and Surface Processes.

10. Particle and Energy Balance in Discharges.

11. Capacitive Discharges.

12. Inductive Discharges.

13. Wave-Heated Discharges.

14. DC Discharges.

15. Etching.

16. Deposition and Implantation.

17. Dusty Plasmas.

18. Kinetic Theory of Discharges.

Appendix A: Collision Dynamics.

Appendix B: The Collision Integral.

Appendix C: Diffusion Solutions for Variable Mobility Model.

Editorial Reviews

"The authors have done an excellent job… this is a good book for an academic course that will provide the foundation to senior-level and graduate students… " ("MRS Bulletin," November2005)