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Plasma and Fusion Science
From Fundamental Research to Technological Applications

ISBN 9781771884532
Published January 8, 2018 by Apple Academic Press
468 Pages 15 Color & 204 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In this new book, an interdisciplinary and international team of experts provides an exploration of the emerging plasma science that is poised to make the plasma technology a reality in the manufacturing sector. The research presented here will stimulate new ideas, methods, and applications in the field of plasma science and nanotechnology.

Plasma technology applications are being developed that could impact the global market for power, electronics, mineral, and other fuel commodities. Currently, plasma science is described as a revolutionary discipline in terms of its possible impact on industrial applications. It offers potential solutions to many problems using emerging techniques. In this book the authors provide a broad overview of recent trends in field plasma science and nanotechnology.

Divided into several parts, Plasma and Fusion Science: From Fundamental Research to Technological Applications explores some basic plasma applications and research, space and atmospheric plasma, nuclear fusion, and laser plasma and industrial applications of plasma. A wide variety of cutting-edge topics are covered, including:

• basic plasma physics

• computer modeling for plasma

• exotic plasma (including dusty plasma)

• industrial plasma applications

• laser plasma

• nuclear fusion technology

• plasma diagnostics

• plasma processing

• pulsed power

• space astrophysical plasma

• plasma and nanotechnology

Pointing to current and possible future developments in plasma science and technology, the diverse research presented here will be valuable for researchers, scientists, industry professionals, and others involved in the revolutionary field of plasma and fusion science.

Table of Contents

Plasma Treatment of Powder and Granulates

Petr Špatenka, Taťana Vacková, and Zdeňka Jeníková

Plasma Dynamical Devices (Review of Fundamental Results and Applications)

Alexey Goncharov

Conceptual Design of a Permanent Ring Magnet-Based Helicon Plasma Source

Arun Pandey, Dass Sudhir, M. Bandyopadhyay, and A. Chakraborty

Solitary Wave Solutions of Modified Kadomstev-Petviashivili Equation for Hot Adiabatic Dusty Plasma Having Non-Thermal Ions with Trapped Electrons

Apul Narayan Dev, Rajesh Subedi, and Jnanjyoti Sarma

Global Transition from Drift Wave Dominated Regimes to Multi-Instability Plasma Dynamics and Simultaneous Formation of a Radial Transport Barrier

Saikat Chakraborty Thakur, Christian Brandt, Lang Cui, Jordan J. Gosselin, and George R. Tynan

Magnetic Drift and Its Effect on Cross-Field Diffusion Process

P. Hazarika, B. K. Das, M. Chakraborty, and M. Bandyopadhyay

On the Effect of Base Pressure upon Plasma Containment

G. Sahoo, R. Paikaray, S. Samantaray, P. S. Das, J. Ghosh, and A. Sanyasi

Ion-Acoustic Dressed Solitons on Electron-Positron-Ion Plasma with Nonisothermal Electrons

Parveen Bala and Tarsem Singh Gill

Arbitrary Amplitude Kinetic Alfven Solitary Waves in a Plasma with Two-Temperature Electrons

Latika Kalita

Nonlinear Dust Kinetic Alfvén Waves in a Dust–Ion Plasma with Ions Following Q-Non-Extensive Velocity Distribution

M. K. Ahmed and O. P. Sah

Study Generation of Pulsed High Current with Aluminium Electrolytic Capacitor

Pankaj Deb and On Anurag Shyam

Effect of Radio Frequency Power on Magnetron Sputtered TiO2 Thin Films

R. Satheesh, S. Sankar, and K. G. Gopchandran

Stability of Kinetic Alfven Wave (KAW) in a Cometary Plasma with Streaming Electrons and Protons

Sreekala G., Sijo Sebastian, Manesh Michael, Savithri Devi E., C. P. Anilkumar, and Chandu Venugopal

External Magnetic Field Effect on Absorption of Surface Plasma Waves by Metal Nano-Particles

Deepika, Prashant Chauhan, Anshu Varshney, D. B. Singh, and Vivek Sajal

Plasma Waves beyond the Solar System

Vipin K. Yadav and Anil Bhardwaj

Jeans Instability of a Self-Graviatating Viscous Molecular Cloud Under the Influence of Finite Electron Inertia, Hall Effect: Fine Dust Particles and Rotation

D.L. Sutar and R.K. Pensia

Structural Fabrication: Study of Infrastructure Facilities Required to Convert Concept to Reality

Gautam R. Vadolia

DAC-Controlled Voltage Variable RF Attenuator for Generating RF Pulses of Different Shapes and Amplitudes for RF-ICRH System

Manoj Singh, Hm Jadav, Ramesh Joshi, Sunil Kumar, Srinivas Yss, Sv Kulkarni, and Rf-Icrh Group

Investigation of the Effect of Thermal Cycle on SS/CRZ Brazed Joint Sample

K. P. Singh, Alpesh Patel, Kedar Bhope, S Belsare, Nikunj Patel, Prakash Mokaria, and S. S Khirwadkar

Design and Test Results of a 200kV, 15mA High Voltage DC Test Generator

Amal S., Urmil M. Thaker, Kumar Saurabh, and Ujjwal K. Baruah

Design, Development and Testing of WaterpBased Co-Axial Blumlein Pulse Generator

Sanjay Singh, S. P. Nayak, Ashutosh Jaiswar, T. C. Kaushik, and Satish C. Gupta

Optimization of MgB2-Brass Joint Resistance for SST-1 Superconducting Magnet Current Leads

Upendra Prasad, V. L. Tanna, and S. Pradhan

Studies on Effect of Gaseous Quenching Media on Performance of Electrically Exploded Foils

S. P. Nayak, Ankur Chowdhury, M. D. Kale, T. C. Kaushik, and Satish C. Gupta

Particle Acceleration by Whistler Pulse in High Density Plasma

Punit Kumar, Abhisek Kumar Singh, and Shiv Singh

Generation of Terahertz Radiations by Flat Top Laser Pulses in Modulated Density Plasmas

Divya Singh and Hitendra K. Malik

Surface Modification of High Density Polyethylene and Polycarbonate by Atmospheric Pressure Cold Argon/Oxygen Plasma Jet

R. Shrestha, J. P Gurung, A. Shrestha, and D. P. Subedi

Optical Imaging of SST-1 Plasma

Manoj Kumar, Vishnu Chaudhary, Chestaparmar, Ajai Kumar, and SST-1 Team

Pulsed Electrical Exploding Wire For Production of Nanopowders

S. Borthakur, N. Talukdar, N.K. Neog, and T. K. Borthakur

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B. Raneesh, PhD, is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India. His current research interests include nanomultiferroics, metal oxide thin films, plasma science, and electron microscopy. He has published many research articles in peer-reviewed journals and co-edited one book. Dr. Raneesh has received his MSc and MPhil degrees from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India, and PhD in physics from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.

Dr. Nandakumar Kalarikkal is the Director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology as well as an Associate Professor in the School of Pure and Applied Physics at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. His current research interests include synthesis, characterization, and applications of various nanostructured materials, laser plasma, and phase transitions. He has published more than 80 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and has co-edited seven books. Dr. Kalarikkal obtained his Master’s degree in physics with a specialization in industrial physics and his PhD in Semiconductor Physics from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, India. He was a postdoctoral fellow at NIIST, Trivandrum, and later joined Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.

Mr. Jemy James obtained his Integrated MSc. degree in photonics from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala, India. He is currently pursuing his PhD program in International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. His current research interests include laser plasma and polymer nanocomposites.

Ms. Anju K. Nair is currently a Research Scholar in the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. Her current research interests include graphene-based hybrid structures for sensing applications. She received her MSc and MPhil degrees in physics from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.

Professor Sabu Thomas is the Founder and Director of International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and a Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering in the School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. Dr. Thomas’s groundbreaking inventions in polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, and green bionanotechnological and nano-biomedical sciences have made transformative differences in the development of new materials for automotive, space, housing, and biomedical fields. Prof. Thomas has received a number of national and international awards, which include the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, distinguished Professorship from the Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, the MRSI medal, a CRSI medal, and the Prof. Sukumar Maithy award for best polymer reseracher. Prof. Thomas has also been honored with the Honorary Causa degree by the University of South Brittany, France. He is in the list of the most productive researchers in India and holds 5th position. Professor Thomas has published over 600 peer-reviewed research papers, reviews, and book chapters. He has co-edited 35 books published by the Royal Society, Wiley, Wood Head, Elsevier, CRC Press, Springer, Nova, etc. He has four patents to his credit. The h-index of Prof. Thomas is 67 and has more than 16,500 citations.

Ravi A. V. Kumar, PhD, has been with the Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India since 1993 as a Scientist and was involved in India’s first experimental microwave FEL program at IPR. He is currently heading both the Accelerator as well as Computer Divisions at IPR. He has been a recipient of the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship during the year 1999–2001 at Osaka University, Japan, where he worked extensively on linear accelerator-based far-infrared free-electron lasers. His current research areas include linear accelerators, laser-produced plasma, plasma wakefield acceleration, FEL, etc. Dr. Kumar received his MSc degree in physics from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala and his PhD degree in physics from the Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, India.