Chapter 12. Small Particles in Plasmas

  1. Boris M. Smirnov

Published Online: 29 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527617708.ch12

Physics of Ionized Gases

Physics of Ionized Gases

How to Cite

Smirnov, B. M. (2001) Small Particles in Plasmas, in Physics of Ionized Gases, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527617708.ch12

Author Information

  1. Russian Academy of Sciences

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471175940

Online ISBN: 9783527617708



  • plasmas;
  • polarizability of small particles;
  • absorption cross section;
  • mobility of large clusters;
  • multicharged clusters


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Plasmas with Dispersed Inclusions

  • Polarizability of Small Particles

  • Absorption Cross Section for Small Particles

  • Mobility of Large Clusters

  • Recombination Coefficient of Small Charged Clusters

  • Multicharged Clusters in Hot Gases and Plasmas

  • Charging of Small Particles in a Plasma

  • Charged Particles in an Aerosol Plasma

  • Electric Fields in Aerosol Plasmas

  • Electric Processes in Clouds

  • Size Distribution of Clusters in Gases

  • Critical Size of Clusters

  • Clusters in Hot, Weakly Ionized Gas

  • Kinetics of Cluster Processes in the Parent Vapor

  • Coagulation of Clusters in Expanding Gas

  • Metallic Clusters in Arc Plasmas

  • Instability in a Cluster Plasma