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Plasma Physics II

  • Waves in the fluid picture
    • Wave equation
    • Waves in field free, cold and warm plasmas
    • Influence of collisions
    • Waves in magnetized plasmas
    • Interferometry, reflektometry, polarimetry
    • CMA diagram
  • Kinetic theory
    • Boltzmann, Maxwell distribution function
    • Boltzmann equation
    • Collision term
    • Fokker-Planck equation
    • Derivation of fluid equations
    • Coulomb scattering, Coulomb logarithm
    • Relaxation times
    • Electric conductivity
    • Diffusion coefficient
    • Ambipolar flux
  • Glow discharge
  • Plasma sheath
    • Bohm criterion
    • Langmuir probe
Institution: 
University of Stuttgart, Germany