Über den Autor
Mario Capitelli, University of Bari, email@example.com
Domenico Bruno, IMIP CNR
Annarita Laricchiuta, IMIP CNR
Transport Processes in Dilute Polyatomic Gases.- Transport Coefficient Evaluation.- Transport Cross Sections: Classical and Quantum Approaches.- Resonant Charge Exchange in Ion-Parent- Atom Collisions.- Collision Integrals for Interactions Involving Excited Species.- Vibrational Excitation and Transport Properties of Reacting Gases.- Electronically Excited States and Transport Properties of Thermal Plasmas.- Transport Properties of Multi-Temperature Plasmas.- Transport Properties in the Presence of Magnetic Fields.- Some Problems in the Calculation of Transport Properties.- Transport Properties of High Temperature Planetary Atmospheres.
Fundamental Aspects of Plasma Chemical Physics: Transport develops basic and advanced concepts of plasma transport to the modern treatment of the Chapman-Enskog method for the solution of the Boltzmann transport equation.
The book invites the reader to consider actual problems of the transport of thermal plasmas with particular attention to the derivation of diffusion- and viscosity-type transport cross sections, stressing the role of resonant charge-exchange processes in affecting the diffusion-type collision calculation of viscosity-type collision integrals.
A wide range of topics is then discussed including (1) the effect of non-equilibrium vibrational distributions on the transport of vibrational energy, (2) the role of electronically excited states in the transport properties of thermal plasmas, (3) the dependence of transport properties on the multitude of Saha equations for multi-temperature plasmas, and (4) the effect of the magnetic field on transport properties.
Throughout the book, worked examples are provided to clarify concepts and mathematical approaches.
This book is the second of a series of three published by the Bari group on fundamental aspects of plasma chemical physics. The first book, Fundamental Aspects of Plasma Chemical Physics: Thermodynamics, is dedicated to plasma thermodynamics; and the third, Fundamental Aspects of Plasma Chemical Physics: Kinetics, deals with plasma kinetics.
Covers the main aspects of plasma transport property calculations as well as new developments in the theoretical formulation
Presents the second volume in a set of three, which focuses on the application of the Chapman-Enskog method in deriving the transport properties of plasmas in the presence of excited states and magnetic fields
Allows researchers and graduate students to construct a personal road in the understanding of topics relevant to the field