Processes in plasma and gases involving clusters
Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Izhorskaya 13/19, Moscow, 127412, Russian Federation
Peculiarities of cluster properties are considered and processes involving them discussed. Generation methods and applications in material fabrication are described. The kinetics of cluster growth in expanding vapor is analysed. The absorption and emission properties of clusters as systems of bound atoms are examined. The properties of a cluster plasma, i.e., a cluster-containing ionized gas, are discussed in relation to cluster light sources.