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Gaseous Electronics
Theory and Practice
by Gorur Govinda Raju

Gaseous Electronics places a comprehensive collection of data together with theory and modern practice in a single, concise reference.


  • Collects important data, theory, and applications in a concise and authoritative resource
  • Offers the first integrated treatment of ionization and breakdown in crossed electric and magnetic fields in nearly 50 years
  • Includes exclusive information on several high-voltage applications based on the author's extensive experience
  • Provides more than 190 tables, nearly 2000 citations, and nearly 400 charts for quick access to the data
  • Presents all data in SI units for the first time


Collision Fundamentals

  • Coordinate Systems
  • Meaning of Velocity Space
  • Maxwell's Distribution Function
  • Mean Free Path
  • Particle Collisions
  • Potential Functions for Particle Interactions
  • Quantum Mechanical Approach to Scattering

Experimental Methods

  • Total Collision Cross Sections
  • Differential Cross Sections
  • Ionization Cross Section
  • Total Excitation Cross Section
  • Attachment Cross Section

Data on Cross Sections-I. Rare Gases

  • Argon
  • Helium
  • Krypton
  • Neon
  • Xenon

Data on Cross Sections-II. Diatomic Gases

  • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  • Molecular Hydrogen (H2)
  • Molecular Nitrogen
  • Molecular Oxygen (O2)
  • Nitric Oxide (NO)

Data on Cross Sections-III. Industrial Gases

  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
  • Hydrocarbon Gases CxHy
  • Mercury Vapor
  • Nitrous Oxide (N2O)
  • Ozone (O3)
  • Silane (SiH4)
  • Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6)
  • Water Vapor (H2O)
  • Plasma Processing Gases
  • Other Gases

Drift and Diffusion of Electrons-I

  • Definitions
  • Drift and Diffusion Measurement
  • Electron Energy Distribution
  • Approximate Methods
  • Data on Drift and Diffusion

Drift and Diffusion of Electrons-II: Complex Molecules

  • Current Pulse due to Avalanche
  • Arrival Time Spectrum Method
  • Hydrocarbon Gases
  • Nitrogen Compounds
  • Plasma Industrial Gases
  • Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6)
  • Water Vapor (H2O and D2O)
  • Miscellaneous Gases

Ionization Coefficients-I: Non Electron Attaching Gases

  • Discharge Development
  • Current Growth in Uniform Fields
  • Functional dependence of a/N on E/N
  • Space Charge Effects
  • Breakdown in Uniform Fields
  • Multiplication in Non-Uniform Fields
  • Recombination
  • Data on Ionization Coefficients
  • Molecular Gases (Non-Attaching)
  • Other Gases (Non-Attaching)

Ionization and Attachment Coefficients-II: Electrons Attaching Gases

  • Attachment Processes
  • Current Growth in Attaching Gases
  • Ionization and Attachment Coefficients

High Voltage Phenomena

  • Types of Voltage
  • High Direct Voltage Generation
  • High Alternating Voltage Generation
  • High Impulse Voltage Generation
  • Ionization in Alternating Fields
  • Sparking Voltages

Ionization in E X B Fields

  • List of Symbols
  • Brief Historical Note
  • Electron Motion in Vacuum in E x B Fields
  • Effective Reduced Electric Field (EREF)
  • Experimental Setup
  • Ionization Coefficients
  • Experimental Data
  • Secondary Ionization Coefficient
  • Sparking Potentials
  • Time Lags in E x B Crossed Fields
  • Computational Methods
  • Effective Collision Frequency

High Frequency Discharges

  • Basic Plasma Phenomena
  • Debye Length
  • Bohm Sheath Model
  • Plasma Frequency
  • Plasma Conductivity
  • Ambipolar Diffusion
  • RF Plasma
  • Power Absorbed
  • Microwave Breakdown
  • Laser Breakdown


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Gaseous Electronics
Theory and Practice
by Gorur Govinda Raju

2005 704 pages $158.95 + shipping
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