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Plasma Engineering - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128137024, 9780128137031

Plasma Engineering

2nd Edition

Applications from Aerospace to Bio and Nanotechnology

Authors: Michael Keidar Isak Beilis
Paperback ISBN: 9780128137024
eBook ISBN: 9780128137031
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 6th August 2018
Page Count: 586
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Plasma Engineering, Second Edition, applies the unique properties of plasmas (ionized gases) to improve processes and performance over many fields, such as materials processing, spacecraft propulsion and nanofabrication. The book considers this rapidly expanding discipline from a unified standpoint, addressing fundamentals of physics and modeling, as well as new and real-word applications in aerospace, nanotechnology and bioengineering. This updated edition covers the fundamentals of plasma physics at a level suitable for students using application examples and contains the widest variety of applications of any text on the market, spanning the areas of aerospace engineering, nanotechnology and nanobioengineering.

This is highly useful for courses on plasma engineering or plasma physics in departments of Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Physics. It is also useful as an introduction to plasma engineering and its applications for early career researchers and practicing engineers.

Key Features

  • Features new material relevant to application, including emerging areas of plasma nanotechnology and medicine
  • Contains a new chapter on plasma-based control, as well as a description of RF and microwave-based plasma applications, plasma lighting, reforming and other most recent application areas
  • Provides a technical treatment of the fundamental and engineering principles used in plasma applications


Graduate students taking plasma engineering or plasma physics courses in departments of Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Physics. It is also useful as an introduction to plasma engineering and its applications for early career researchers and practicing engineers

Table of Contents

  1. Plasma concepts
    2. Plasma diagnostics
    3. Electrical discharges
    4. Plasma Dynamics
    5. Plasma in Space Propulsion
    6. Plasma-based control
    7. Plasma nanoscience and nanotechnology
    8. Plasma Medicine


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About the Authors

Michael Keidar

A. James Clark Professor of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The George Washington University

Research Activities: Advanced spacecraft propulsion, plasma medicine, bioengineering, plasma-based nanotechnology.

Teaching: thermodynamics, heat transfer, propulsion, plasma engineering


2009 Outstanding SEAS Young Researcher Award

2008 elected Associate Fellow, AIAA

2006 Research Faculty Recognition Award by University of Michigan

Professional Memberships:

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Senior Member

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Associate Fellow

American Physical Society (APS), Member

International Society of Plasma Medicine (ISPM), Founding Member

Member of AIAA Electric Propulsion Technical Committee (EP)

Founder and Director, Micropropulsion and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MpNL)

Steering Committee, Plasma Nanoscience Symposium (iPlasmaNanoSym)

Steering Committee, GW Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBE)

Editorial Board: International Journal of Plasma Science and Engineering

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Isak Beilis

Faculty of Engineering

Tel Aviv University


Physical phenomena in high current electrical discharges, at the electrode surface and in

the near electrode plasma

author of over 150 journal articles, 12 book chapters, and 2 patents

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University


Review of the 1st edition:

"This is a very well written, accessible book on a usually very mathematically intensive subject…The text could be used for a graduate class in physics or material science…Professionals working in related plasma science fields would also find this book useful as an up-to-date source on the latest developments in plasma arc theory and related applications." --IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, May/June 2014

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