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Cathodic Arcs : From Fractal Spots to Energetic Condensation, Hardback Book

Cathodic Arcs : From Fractal Spots to Energetic Condensation Hardback

Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics series


Cathodic arcs are among the longest studied yet least understood objects in science.

Plasma-generating, tiny spots appear on the cathode; they are highly dynamic and hard to control.

With an approach emphasizing the fractal character of cathode spots, strongly fluctuating plasma properties are described such as the presence of multiply charged ions that move with supersonic velocity.

Richly illustrated, the book also deals with practical issues, such as arc source construction, macroparticle removal, and the synthesis of dense, well adherent coatings.

The book spans a bridge from plasma physics to coatings technology based on energetic condensation, appealing to scientists, practitioners and graduate students alike.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 544 pages, 25 Tables, black and white; XVIII, 544 p.
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Electricity, electromagnetism & magnetism
  • ISBN: 9780387791074

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