Analytical approaches to glow discharge problems

L.D. Tsendin

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Combined experimental, numerical and analytical approaches are presented to address actual problems of glow discharge physics. Such a synthesis is able to clarify relatively simple, qualitative, self-consistent phenomena, and should allow improvement of the existing paradigms and/or formulation of novel approaches. The following illustrative examples are discussed: 1) Linear and non-linear diffusion in multispecies, currentless and current-carrying low-temperature plasmas. Both ambipolar diffusion and ambipolar mobility are considered. 2)Non-local electron kinetics in radio frequency and direct current glows. 3) Structures of the cathode and anode regions in direct current glows.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPlasma Sources Science and Technology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Plasma kinetic equationsm
  • Nonlinear phenomena: waves
  • wave propagation
  • and other interactions (including parametric effects
  • mode coupling
  • ponderomotive effects
  • etc.)


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