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Profile: Irving Langmuir

June 20, 2012


Irving Langmuir was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1881. He graduated as a metallurgical engineer from the School of Mines at Columbia University in 1903. He obtained an MA and PhD from Göttingen for work in Physical Chemistry under Walther Nernst. Langmuir worked as an Instructor in Chemistry at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New […]

Book Review: Principles of Plasma Diagnostics by Ian Hutchinson (2nd ed.)

June 5, 2012


Principles of Plasma Diagnostics by Ian Hutchinson was first published in 1987 and the second edition was published in 2003. The first chapter is an introduction to particle distribution functions. An important concept in plasma diagnostics. Chapter two focuses on magnetic probes and issues around flux measurements in magnetically confined plasma. Chapter three is a comprehensive discussion […]