Assoc. Prof. PhD habil. Claudiu COSTIN – topics for doctoral admission

Topics for doctoral school admission:

  1. Electrical diagnostics. Langmuir probe. Double probe. Electrostatic analyzer.
  2. Theoretical models in plasma physics. Single-particle model. Fluid model. Kinetic model.
  3. Charged particles motion in combined electric and magnetic fields. Drifts.
  4. Transport phenomena in plasma. Free diffusion. Ambipolar diffusion. Diffusion in magnetized plasmas.
  5. Collisions treatment using the Monte Carlo method.


  1. G. Popa, L. Sîrghi, Bazele fizicii plasmei, Editura Universității Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Iași, 2000
  2. G. Brătescu, Fizica plasmei, Editura Didactică și Pedagogică, București, 1970
  3. A. Bogaerts, I. Kolev, G. Buyle, Modeling of the Magnetron Discharge, chapter 3 from Reactive Sputter Deposition (editors D. Depla, S. Mahieu), Springer, Berlin, 2008