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Liquid Dielectrics in an Inhomogeneous Pulsed Electric Field (Second Edition)

Dynamics, cavitation and related phenomena
Mikhail N Shneider, Mikhail Pekker

Description

Written by leading experts in the field, the first edition of this textbook was the first of its kind to address numerous potential applications such as the technology of high-voltage insulation in pulsed inhomogeneous fields, and applications related to cavitation development in liquid dielectrics, treatment of different materials and plasma medicine.

This second edition addresses the development of the theory over the past few years and features extensive revisions, as well as some expanded chapters. A new inclusion is an explanation of how the critical pressure at which cavitation is initiated is determined according to the surface tension coefficient at the boundary of small nanovoids and microbubbles. Discussion of the quantum mechanical nature of the cavitation inception in liquid helium is also provided, along with the derived values of critical negative pressure for the appearance of cavitation, and its characteristics at low temperatures.

About Editors

Mikhail Shneider is a senior scientist in the Applied Physics Group at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Princeton University. His research interests include the theoretical study of gas discharge physics, physical gas dynamics, biophysics, atmospheric electrical phenomena and non-linear optics.

Mikhail Pekker was a research scientist in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at George Washington University from 2015–2017. At present he is retired and is working as a consultant for the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Princeton University. His research interests are the theoretical study of gas discharge physics, physics of plasmas and biophysics.


Table of Contents

Preface to 2nd edition
Preface
Acknowledgement
Author biographies
Nomenclature
Chapter 1. Introductory description of processes related to the negative pressure in liquids
Chapter 2. Classic Cavitation
Chapter 3. The physical properties of liquid dielectrics
Chapter 4. A liquid dielectric in an electric field
Chapter 5. Dynamics of a dielectric liquid in a non-uniform pulsed electric field
Chapter 6. Cavitation in inhomogeneous pulsed electric fields
Chapter 7. Liquid helium in a non-uniform pulsed electric field
Chapter 8. Optical diagnostics in dielectric liquids in inhomogeneous pulsed fields
Chapter 9. Breakdown in liquid in pulsed electric fields

Bibliographic

Hardback ISBN: 9780750323703

Ebook ISBN: 9780750323727

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-2372-7

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing

Series: IOP Series in Plasma Physics

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