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Profile: Irving Langmuir

June 20, 2012

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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

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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 […]

Atmospheric Plasma Coatings for Scratch-Proof Displays for Smart Phones and Anti-Bacterial Surfaces

June 5, 2012

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Atmospheric Plasmas are being used in a wide range of applications in the area of useful coatings, that is coatings that give a material a special functions such as self-cleaning, scratch proof or anti-bacterial properties. The term “Functional coatings” is used to describe these and in the current example, a novel plasma nozzle is used […]