Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion / Edition 1

Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion / Edition 1

by Kenro Miyamoto
     
 

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ISBN-10: 3540242171

ISBN-13: 9783540242178

Pub. Date: 07/21/2005

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

The primary objectives of this book are, firstly, to present the essential theoretical background needed to understand recent fusion research and, secondly, to describe the current status of fusion research for graduate students and senior undergraduates. It will also serve as a useful reference for scientists and engineers working in the related fields. In Part I,

Overview

The primary objectives of this book are, firstly, to present the essential theoretical background needed to understand recent fusion research and, secondly, to describe the current status of fusion research for graduate students and senior undergraduates. It will also serve as a useful reference for scientists and engineers working in the related fields. In Part I, Plasma Physics, the author explains the basics of magneto-hydrodynamics and kinetic theory in a simple and compact way and, at the same time, covers important new topics for fusion studies such as the ballooning representation, instabilities driven by energetic particles and various plasma models for computer simulations. Part II, Controlled Nuclear Fusion, attempts to review the "big picture" in fusion research. All important phenomena and technologies are addressed, with a particular emphasis on the topics of most concern in current research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540242178
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
07/21/2005
Series:
Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics, #38
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Plasma Physics.- Nature of Plasma.- Plasma Characteristics.- Magnetic Configuration and Particle Orbit.- Velocity Space Distribution Function and Boltzmann’s Equation.- Plasma as MHD Fluid.- Equilibrium.- Plasma Transport.- Magnetohydrodynamic Instabilities.- Resistive Instabilities.- Plasma as Medium of Waves.- Landau Damping and Cyclotron Damping.- Hot Plasma.- Instabilities Driven by Energetic Particles.- Computer Simulation.- Controlled Nuclear Fusion.- Development of Fusion Research.- Tokamaks.- RFP Stellarator.- Inertial Confinement.

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