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PLASMAKIN is a software library to handle physical and chemical data used in plasma physics modeling and to compute kinetics data from the reactions taking place in the gas or at the surfaces - particle production and loss rates, photon emission rates and energy exchange rates.

This manual describes all the public variables and routines in PLASMAKIN and the data input syntax. It gives all the information needed to use the PLASMAKIN library in programs, to write data input files and to understand the errors messages produced by PLASMAKIN. However, it does not explain the physics and chemistry concepts underlying the library. For that purpose the indicated references should be consulted.