Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

This complete introduction to plasma physics and controlled fusion by one of the pioneering scientists in this expanding field offers both a simple and intuitive discussion of the basic concepts of this subject and an insight into the challenging problems of current research

Francis F. Chen

2013

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  • This complete introduction to plasma physics and controlled fusion by one of the pioneering scientists in this expanding field offers both a simple and intuitive discussion of the basic concepts of this subject and an insight into the challenging problems of current research
  • Chen is a plasma physicist with a career extending over 48 years and encompassing both experiment and theory
  • Most plasma students are familiar with his textbook Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
  • His current interest is in plasma processing of semiconductor circuits, especially the radiofrequency sources used to make computer chips, and in the physical processes that permit etching millions of transistors on a single chip
  • Chen still maintains an active research group with graduate students and postdocs

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