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Advanced Plasma Technology

Riccardo d'Agostino (Editor), Pietro Favia (Editor), Yoshinobu Kawai (Editor), Hideo Ikegami (Editor), Noriyoshi Sato (Editor), Farzaneh Arefi-Khonsari (Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-62219-1
479 pages
September 2008
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A panel of internationally renowned scientists discuss the latest results in plasma technology. This volume has been compiled with both a didactic approach and an overview of the newest achievements for industrial applications. It is divided into two main sections. One is focused on fundamental technology, including plasma production and control, high-pressure discharges, modeling and simulation, diagnostics, dust control, and etching. The section on application technology covers polymer treatments, silicon solar cell, coating and spray, biomaterials, sterilization and waste treatment, plasma propulsion, plasma display panels, and anti-corrosion coatings. The result is an indispensable work for physicists, chemists and engineers involved in the field of plasma technology.
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Table of Contents

Basic Approaches to Plasma Production and Control
N. Sato

Plasma Sources and Reactor Configurations
P. Colpo

Simulations for Low-Temperature Plasma Applications
J. K. Lee

Modeling and diagnostics of He discharges for treatment of polymers
D. Mataras

3-D Modelling of Thermal Plasmas (RF and Transferred Arc) for the Design of Sources and Industrial Processes
E. Ghedini

RF Plasma Sources for Semiconductor processing
F. F. Chen

Advanced Plasma Diagnostics for Thin Film Deposition
R. Engeln

Plasma Processing of Polymers by a Low-Frequency Discharge with Asymmetrical Configuration of Electrodes
F. Arefi-Khonsari and M. Tatoulian

Fundamentals on plasma deposition of fluorocarbon films
A. Milella

Plasma CVD processes for thin film Si solar cells
A. Matsuda

VHF Plasma Production for Solar Cells
Y. Kawai

Growth Control of Clusters in Reactive Plasmas and Its Application to High-stability a-Si Film Deposition
Y. Watanabe

Micro- and Nano-Structuring in Plasma-Processes for Biomaterials: Micro- and Nano-Features as Powerful Tools to Address Selective Biological Responses
E. Sardella

Chemical Immobilization of Biomolecules on Plasma Modified Substrates for Biomedical Applications
L. C. Lopez

In Vitro Methods to Assess the Biocompatibility of Plasma Modified Surfaces
M. Nardulli

Cold gas plasma in biology and medicine
E. Stoffels

Mechanisms of Sterilization and Decontamination of Surfaces by Low Pressure Plasma
F. Rossi

Application to Atmospheric Pressure Glow Plasma
M. Kogoma

Hydrocarbon and fluorocarbon thin films deposition in atmospheric pressure glow dielectric barrier discharges
F. Fanelli

Remark on Production of Atmospheric Pressure Non-Thermal Plasmas for Modern Application
R. Itatani

Present status and Future of Color Plasma Display
T. Shinoda

Characteristics of PDP Plasmas
H. Ikegami

Recent progress in plasma spray processing
T. Yoshida

Electrohydraulic Discharge Direct Plasma Water Treatment Processes
J.-S. Chang

Development and Physics Issues of an Advanced Space Propulsion
M. Inutake
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Author Information

Professor Riccardo d'Agostino is director of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bari, Italy. His research is focused on low pressure plasma processes and diagnostics for the modification of materials. During is career, he authored 180 scientific papers and edited four books and three international proceedings. His memberships include the managing committee of Plasma Science Technique Division of IUVSTA and, as chairman, the IUPAC Committee on "Plasma Chemistry" (1989-1991). He served as co-editor of the journal Plasmas and Polymers (until 2003) and chaired numerous international conferences.

Professor Pietro Favia is Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemistry of Materials at the Department of Chemistry, University of Bari, Italy. During his career he focused on low pressure plasma processes, plasma diagnostics and surface characterization techniques. He authored about 100 papers, acted as editor of two books and served in many organizing and scientific committees of renowned international conferences on Plasma Chemistry.

Professors Favia and d'Agostino are the two editors in chief of the journal Plasma Processes and Polymers (PPP).
The co-editors, Professors Farzaneh Arefi-Konsari, Yoshinobu Kawai, Noriyoshi Sato, Hideo Ikegami, are also experienced plasma researchers. They are responsible for sub-areas within the monograph, on which they have concentrated in their respective careers.
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"this book is worth reading for the ambitious graduate student and very interesting for the specialist in academia and industry who intends to revamp his know-how." (Plasma Process. Polym. 2008, 5)
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