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1st Edition

Transport Processes in Multicomponent Plasma

ISBN 9780415279208
Published April 11, 2002 by CRC Press
296 Pages

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Book Description

Transport Processes in Multicomponent Plasma is a revised and updated version of the original Russian edition. The book examines transport phenomena in multicomponent plasma and looks at important issues such as partially ionized gases, molecular gas mixtures and methods of calculating kinetic coefficients. It makes a logical progression from simpler to more general problems, and the results presented in the book may be used to calculate the kinetic coefficients of plasma in electric and magnetic fields. The author concludes by describing several practical applications such as electrical conductivity and Hall's effect in MHD-generators. Transport Processes in Multicomponent Plasma will be of interest to advanced students and specialized researchers working in various aspects of plasma physics, including both cold plasmas for industrial research and high temperature plasmas in fusion.

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Kinetic Equation. Transport Equations. Quasihydrodynamic Approach. Grad's Method. Transport Phenomena in a Multicomponent Gas Mixture. Transport Phenomena in a Multispecies Plasma. Two-temperature Partially Ionized Gas. Multispecies Fully Ionized Plasma. Some Practical Applications. Transport Phenomena in a Polyatomic Gas Mixture. Appendices. References. Index.

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"[This book] fills a gap in the literature as few monographs deal with multicompent plasma. … The text is well written and understandable. … The tables, formulae and diagrams are detailed … which makes them easy to see and understand. … [This book] is recommended for universities. … [A] valuable addition to a research collection."
- E-Streams, Vol. 6, No. 11