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Cluster Processes in Gases and Plasmas

ISBN: 978-3-527-62866-7
442 pages
December 2009
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This reference on cluster physics in materials science draws upon the author's unrivalled experience in plasma science.
He covers in detail electromagnetic effects, cluster motion and growth, as well as aerosols, providing the knowledge instrumental for an understanding of nanostructure formation.
Around 400 case studies enable readers to directly relate the methods to their own individual tasks or projects.
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Table of Contents

Fundamentals of Large Clusters
Structures of Solid Clusters with Pairwise Atomic Interaction
Elementary Processes and Processes in Gases Involving Clusters
Clusters in External Fields
Cluster Transport in Gases and Diffusion-Limited Association of Clusters
Charging of Clusters in Ionized Gas
Ionization Equilibrium of Clusters in a Gas
Kinetics of Cluster Growth
Dusty Plasma
Aerosol Plasma
Cluster Plasma
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Author Information

Boris M. Smirnov received his Ph.D. in physics from Leningrad State University in 1968. After working in different research positions, he finally accepted a post as head of one of the divisions of the Institute for High Temperatures at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow in 1986. Professor Smirnov is the author and co-author of approximately 50 books as well as 400 research articles in plasma physics, atomic physics, and atomic clusters. He is Vice Chairman of the National Council for Low Temperature Plasma and Chairman ofa Section on Elementary Processes in Plasma. Professor Smirnov`s research interests focus on Plasma Physics and Technology, Cluster Physics, Fractal Systems and Nanostructures.
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