Chapter 2. Plasma Physics

  1. Ian G. Brown
  1. Ian G. Brown

Published Online: 4 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603956.ch2

The Physics and Technology of Ion Sources, Second Edition

The Physics and Technology of Ion Sources, Second Edition

How to Cite

Brown, I. G. (2004) Plasma Physics, in The Physics and Technology of Ion Sources, Second Edition (ed I. G. Brown), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603956.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA

Author Information

  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JUL 2005
  2. Published Print: 25 AUG 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527404100

Online ISBN: 9783527603954

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Keywords:

  • ion sources;
  • plasma physics;
  • particle density;
  • fractional ionization;
  • particle temperature;
  • particle energy;
  • particle velocity;
  • collisions;
  • plasma sheath;
  • Debye length;
  • charge neutrality;
  • plasma oscillations;
  • magnetic field effects;
  • gyro orbits;
  • gyro frequencies;
  • magnetic confinement;
  • magnetic pressure;
  • plasma pressure;
  • ionization;
  • electron impact ionization;
  • photoionization;
  • ion impact ionization;
  • negative ions;
  • field ionization

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Basic Plasma Parameters

    • Particle Density

    • Fractional Ionization

    • Particle Temperature

    • Particle Energy and Velocity

    • Collisions

  • The Plasma Sheath

    • Debye Length

    • Charge Neutrality

    • Plasma Oscillations

  • Magnetic Field Effects

    • Gyro Orbits

    • Gyro Frequencies

    • Magnetic Confinement

    • Magnetic and Plasma Pressure

  • Ionization

    • Electron Impact Ionization

    • Multiple Ionization

    • Photoionization

    • Ion Impact Ionization

    • Negative Ions

    • Field Ionization