Nanotechnology

Plasma and Fusion Science
From Fundamental Research to Technological Applications

Editors: Nandakumar Kalarikkal, PhD
B. Raneesh, PhD
Anju K. Nair
Jemy James
Editorial Board Members:
Sabu Thomas, PhD, Ravi A. V. Kumar, PhD


Plasma and Fusion Science

In production
Pub Date: June, 2017
Hardback Price: $169.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771884532
E-Book ISBN: 9781771884549
Pages: Approx 378pp with in
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 9 color and 208 b/w illustrations

In this new book, an interdisciplinary and international team of experts provides an exploration of the emerging plasma science that is poised to make the plasma technology a reality in the manufacturing sector. The research presented here will stimulate new ideas, methods, and applications in the field of plasma science and nanotechnology.

Plasma technology applications are being developed that could impact the global market for power, electronics, mineral, and other fuel commodities. Currently, plasma science is described as a revolutionary discipline in terms of its possible impact on industrial applications. It offers potential solutions to many problems using emerging techniques. In this book the authors provide a broad overview of recent trends in field plasma science and nanotechnology.

Divided into several parts, Plasma and Fusion Science: From Fundamental Research to Technological Applications explores some basic plasma applications and research, space and atmospheric plasma, nuclear fusion, and laser plasma and industrial applications of plasma. A wide variety of cutting-edge topics are covered, including:

  • basic plasma physics
  • computer modeling for plasma
  • exotic plasma (including dusty plasma)
  • industrial plasma applications
  • laser plasma
  • nuclear fusion technology
  • plasma diagnostics
  • plasma processing
  • pulsed power
  • space astrophysical plasma
  • plasma and nanotechnology
Pointing to current and possible future developments in plasma science and technology, the diverse research presented here will be valuable for researchers, scientists, industry professionals, and others involved in the revolutionary field of plasma and fusion science.

CONTENTS:
Preface
Part I: Basic Plasma
1. Plasma Treatment of Powder and Granulates
Petr Špatenka, Taťana Vacková, and Zdeňka Jeníková
2. Plasma Dynamical Devices (Review of Fundamental Results and Applications)
Alexey Goncharov
3. Conceptual Design of a Permanent Ring Magnet-Based Helicon Plasma Source
Arun Pandey, Dass Sudhir, M. Bandyopadhyay, and A. Chakraborty
4. Solitary Wave Solutions of Modified Kadomstev-Petviashivili Equation for Hot Adiabatic Dusty Plasma Having Non-Thermal Ions with Trapped Electrons
Apul Narayan Dev, Rajesh Subedi, and Jnanjyoti Sarma
5. Global Transition from Drift Wave Dominated Regimes to Multi-Instability Plasma Dynamics and Simultaneous Formation of a Radial Transport Barrier
Saikat Chakraborty Thakur, Christian Brandt, Lang Cui, Jordan J. Gosselin, and George R. Tynan
6. Magnetic Drift and Its Effect on Cross-Field Diffusion Process
P. Hazarika, B. K. Das, M. Chakraborty, and M. Bandyopadhyay
7. On the Effect of Base Pressure upon Plasma Containment
G. Sahoo, R. Paikaray, S. Samantaray, P. S. Das, J. Ghosh, and A. Sanyasi
8. Ion-Acoustic Dressed Solitons on Electron-Positron-Ion Plasma with Nonisothermal Electrons
Parveen Bala and Tarsem Singh Gill
9. Arbitrary Amplitude Kinetic Alfven Solitary Waves in a Plasma with Two-Temperature Electrons
Latika Kalita
10. Nonlinear Dust Kinetic Alfvén Waves in a Dust–Ion Plasma with Ions Following Q-Non-Extensive Velocity Distribution
M. K. Ahmed and O. P. Sah
11. Study Generation of Pulsed High Current with Aluminium Electrolytic Capacitor
Pankaj Deb and On Anurag Shyam
12. Effect of Radio Frequency Power on Magnetron Sputtered TiO2 Thin Films
R. Satheesh, S. Sankar, and K. G. Gopchandran

Part II: Space and Atmospheric Plasma
13. Stability of Kinetic Alfven Wave (KAW) in a Cometary Plasma with Streaming Electrons and Protons
Sreekala G., Sijo Sebastian, Manesh Michael, Savithri Devi E., C. P. Anilkumar, and Chandu Venugopal
14. External Magnetic Field Effect on Absorption of Surface Plasma Waves by Metal Nano-Particles
Deepika, Prashant Chauhan, Anshu Varshney, D. B. Singh, and Vivek Sajal
15. Plasma Waves beyond the Solar System
Vipin K. Yadav and Anil Bhardwaj
16. Jeans Instability of a Self-Graviatating Viscous Molecular Cloud Under the Influence of Finite Electron Inertia, Hall Effect, Fine Dust Particles and Rotation
D.L. Sutar and R.K. Pensia

Part III: Nuclear Fusion
17. Structural Fabrication: Study of Infrastructure Facilities Required to Convert Concept to Reality
Gautam R. Vadolia
18. DAC-Controlled Voltage Variable RF Attenuator for Generating RF Pulses of Different Shapes and Amplitudes for ICRH System
Manoj Singh, Hm Jadav, Ramesh Joshi, Sunil Kumar, Srinivas Yss, Sv Kulkarni, and RF-ICRH Group
19. Investigation of the Effect of Thermal Cycle on SS/CRZ Brazed Joint Sample
K. P. Singh, Alpesh Patel, Kedar Bhope, S Belsare, Nikunj Patel, Prakash Mokaria, and S. S Khirwadkar
20. Design and Test Results of a 200kV, 15mA High Voltage DC Test Generator
Amal S., Urmil M. Thaker, Kumar Saurabh, and Ujjwal K. Baruah
21. Design, Development and Testing of WaterpBased Co-Axial Blumlein Pulse Generator
Sanjay Singh, S. P. Nayak, Ashutosh Jaiswar, T. C. Kaushik, and Satish C. Gupta
22. Optimization of MgB2-Brass Joint Resistance for SST-1 Superconducting Magnet Current Leads
Upendra Prasad, V. L. Tanna, and S. Pradhan
23. Studies on Effect of Gaseous Quenching Media on Performance of Electrically Exploded Foils
S. P. Nayak, Ankur Chowdhury, M. D. Kale, T. C. Kaushik, and Satish C. Gupta

Part IV: Laser Plasma and Industrial Application of Plasma
24. Particle Acceleration by Whistler Pulse in High Density Plasma
Punit Kumar, Abhisek Kumar Singh, and Shiv Singh
25. Generation of Terahertz Radiations by Flat Top Laser Pulses in Modulated Density Plasmas
Divya Singh and Hitendra K. Malik
26. Surface Modification of High Density Polyethylene and Polycarbonate by Atmospheric Pressure Cold Argon/Oxygen Plasma Jet
R. Shrestha, J. P Gurung, A. Shrestha, and D. P. Subedi
27. Optical Imaging of SST-1 Plasma
Manoj Kumar, Vishnu Chaudhary, Chestaparmar, Ajai Kumar, and SST-1 Team
28. Pulsed Electrical Exploding Wire For Production of Nanopowders
S. Borthakur, N. Talukdar, N.K. Neog, and T. K. Borthakur
Index


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Nandakumar Kalarikkal, PhD
Director, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

Dr. Nandakumar Kalarikkal is the Director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology as well as an Associate Professor in the School of Pure and Applied Physics at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. His current research interests include synthesis, characterization, and applications of various nanostructured materials, laser plasma, and phase transitions. He has published more than 80 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and has co-edited seven books. Dr. Kalarikkal obtained his Master’s degree in physics with a specialization in industrial physics and his PhD in Semiconductor Physics from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, India. He was a postdoctoral fellow at NIIST, Trivandrum, and later joined Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.

B. Raneesh, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India

B. Raneesh, PhD, is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India. His current research interests include nanomultiferroics, metal oxide thin films, plasma science, and electron microscopy. He has published many research articles in peer-reviewed journals and co-edited one book. Dr. Raneesh has received his MSc and MPhil degrees from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India, and PhD in physics from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.

Anju K. Nair
Research Scholar, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Ms. Anju K. Nair is currently a Research Scholar in the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. Her current research interests include graphene-based hybrid structures for sensing applications. She received her MSc and MPhil degrees in physics from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.

Jemy James
International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Mr. Jemy James obtained his Integrated MSc. degree in photonics from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala, India. He is currently pursuing his PhD program in International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. His current research interests include laser plasma and polymer nanocomposites.

Editorial Board Members:
Sabu Thomas, PhD, Ravi A. V. Kumar, PhD






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