Introduction to plasma physics . Plasma definition (S. Ichimaru, Statistical Plasma Physics, Vol I) Plasma is any statistical system containing mobile charged particles. Note Statistical means macroscopic, for scale length L and free electron density the relation L >> n. e-1/3. holds. Chapter 1. Introduction 2 1.1. Definition of Plasma Plasma is the fourth state of matter. Heating can transfer matter from solid state to liquate state, then to gas state, and then to plasma state. Plasma is a fully ionized gas or a partially ionized gas. Gas with only 1% ionization can be considered as plasma. Therefore, Upload PDF. PDF Restore Delete ... Introduction to plasma physics and controlled fusion. FF Chen. Plenum press 1, ... Journal of computational physics 127 (1), 179 ... Chen has been concerned with not only basic research in plasma physics and magnetic and inertial confinement fusion, but also with low-energy plasma physics for industrial applications such as semiconductors. He has worked in both theoretical and experimental plasma physics. Jul 17, 2014 · F.chen plasma physics and controlled fusion 1. INTRODUCTION TO PLASMA PHYSICS AND CONTROLLED FUSION SECOND EDITION Volume 1: Plasma Physics Francis E Chen Electrical Engineering Department School of Engineering and Applied Science University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, California PLENUM PRESS NEW YORK AND LONDON 2.