Non-Equilibrium Air Plasmas at Atmospheric Pressure: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Non-Equilibrium Air Plasmas at Atmospheric Pressure

1st Edition

Edited by K.H. Becker, U. Kogelschatz, K.H. Schoenbach, R.J. Barker

CRC Press

700 pages

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Atmospheric-pressure plasmas continue to attract considerable research interest due to their diverse applications, including high power lasers, opening switches, novel plasma processing applications and sputtering, EM absorbers and reflectors, remediation of gaseous pollutants, excimer lamps, and other noncoherent light sources.  Atmospheric-pressure plasmas in air are of particular importance as they can be generated and maintained without vacuum enclosure and without any additional feed gases. 

Non-Equilibrium Air Plasmas at Atmospheric Pressure reviews recent advances and applications in the generation and maintenance of atmospheric-pressure plasmas. With contributions from leading international researchers, the coverage includes advances in atmospheric-pressure plasma source development, diagnostics and characterization, air plasma chemistry, modeling and computational techniques, and an assessment of the status and prospects of atmospheric-pressure air plasma applications. The extensive application sections make this book attractive for practitioners in many fields where technologies based on atmospheric-pressure air plasmas are emerging.


”With expert authors drawn from a wide range of backgrounds, the book is beautifully detailed, including in each chapter a large number of highly relevant and well-chosen references. The well-balanced and logical structure of the book allows one to easily jump in to a particular area … The material provides not only a must for the scientist working in atmospheric air plasmas, but is also relevant to those involved in the study or development of other (non-air) high pressure plasma technology. I thoroughly recommend this book to all plasma scientists whether involved with high- or low-pressure plasmas.”

— Dr. J. Bradley, in UMIST, UK, 2007

Table of Contents

Foreword Introduction and Overview

History of Non-Equilibrium Air Discharges

Kinetic Description of Plasmas

Air Plasma Chemistry


DC and Low Frequency Air Plasma Sources

High Frequency Air Plasmas

Plasma Diagnostics

Current Applications of Atmospheric Pressure Air Plasmas

Appendix Index

About the Editors

In July 2009, K.H. Becker was appointed the third editor-in-chief of The European Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics to work with Franco Gianturco and Claude Fabre.

About the Series

Series in Plasma Physics

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Subject Categories

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SCIENCE / Physics