My watch list
With an accout for my.chemeurope.com you can always see everything at a glance – and you can configure your own website and individual newsletter.
My watch list
My saved searches
My saved topics
List of plasma physicists
Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov
Hannes Alfvén - Received the only Nobel Prize specifically for contributions to plasma physics.
Willard Harrison Bennett - The Z-pinch is a form of " Bennett pinch". Also invented radio frequency mass spectrometry.
Kristian Birkeland - First suggested that polar electric currents (or auroral electrojets) are connected to a system of filaments (now called " Birkeland currents") that flow along geomagnetic field lines into and away from the polar region.
David Bohm - derived the Bohm sheath criterion, which states that a plasma must flow with at least the speed of sound toward a solid surface
Oscar Buneman - Pioneer of computational plasma physics and plasma simulation.
F. F. Chen
Peter Debye - Nobel Prize winning physicist and chemist, after whom Debye shielding and Debye length are named
Philo Farnsworth - credited with the invention of the cathode ray tube, television and Farnsworth-Hirsch Fusor
Russell Alan Hulse
Lev Davidovich Landau
Irving Langmuir - Developed electron temperature concepts and an electrostatic probe, the Langmuir probe. Coined the term "plasma" to hint at the life-like behavior of this state of matter.
Eric Lerner - His level of expertise is controversial. 
Anthony Peratt - electrical engineer and advocate of plasma cosmology
Dr. J. Reece Roth - Inventor of atmospheric plasma technologies.
Megh Nad Saha - Saha equation
Andrey Dmitriyevich Sakharov - Proposed the development of the tokamak device for use in controlled thermonuclear fusion.
V. Alexander Stefan - Inventor of the Beat Wave-Driven Free-Electron Laser
Thomas H. Stix
Nikola Tesla - Innovative inventor, physicist, mechanical and electrical engineer
See also: Plasma physics
This article is licensed under the
GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "List_of_plasma_physicists". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
Your browser is not current. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 does not support some functions on Chemie.DE