Plasma and Oscillations

Plasma and Oscillations

With Contributions in Memoriam Including a Complete Bibliography of His Works

1st Edition - January 1, 1961

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  • Editor: C. Guy Suits
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224169

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The Collected Works of Irving Langmuir, Volume 5: Plasma and Oscillations is an 11-chapter text covers the extensive research study of Langmuir in the field of gas discharges. This book specifically tackles oscillations in ionized gases. The opening chapters describe the plasma-boundary phenomena and the use of a probe to separate the primary electron beam from the scattered electrons. The succeeding chapters deal with the collisions between electrons and gas molecules, oscillations in ionized gases, and the interaction of electron and positive ion space charges in cathode sheaths. These topics are followed by discussions on the general theory of the plasma of an arc and the properties of metastable atoms and electrons produced by resonance radiation in neon. The concluding chapter provides experimental evidence that the secondary electrons originate from bombardment by metastable atoms. This book is of value to physical chemists and physical chemistry researchers.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword


    Ionized Gases

    Introduction to Volume 5

    The Pressure Effect and Other Phenomena in Gaseous Discharges

    Scattering of Electrons in Ionized Gases

    The Flow of Ions through a Small Orifice in a Charged Plate

    Collisions between Electrons and Gas Molecules

    Oscillations in Ionized Gases

    Oscillations in an Ionized Gas

    Oscillations in Ionized Gases

    The Interaction of Electron and Positive Ion Space Charges in Cathode Sheaths

    General Theory of the Plasma of an ARC

    Metastable Atoms and Electrons Produced by Resonance Radiation in Neon

    Study of a Neon Discharge by use of Collectors

    Appendix I

    Appendix Ii

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  • No. of pages: 282
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1961
  • Published: January 1, 1961
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224169

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