Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion / Edition 1

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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.
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“Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion presents theoretical background in plasma physics needed to understand the fundamentals of nuclear fusion. … The book is based on lectures given by the author at the graduate level. … The book provides a thorough overview of the physics of fusion plasmas. … The book can definitely serve as a reference for scientists and engineers already working in nuclear fusion, who will find the book clear and easy to follow.” (Eugenio Schuster, IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Vol. 27, April, 2007)

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Meet the Author

1955 B.S. Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo

1961 PhD, Graduate School, College of Arts and Science, University of Rochester

1963 Doctor of Engineering, University of Tokyo

1964 - 1979 Associate Professor and Professor, Institute of Plasma Physics, Nagoya University (former institute of present National Institute of Fusion Science)

1979 - 1992 Professor, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo

1992 - 2000 Professor, Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Engineering, Seikei University

1992 - Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo

1980 - 1988 member of Editorial Board of ’Nuclear Fusion’ (Journal pubished by International Atomic Energy Agency)

1992 - 2002 Guest Scientist, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute

1999 - 2002 member of ITER Physics Expert Group: ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor)

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Table of Contents

1 Nature of plasma 3
2 Plasma characteristics 13
3 Magnetic configuration and particle orbit 31
4 Velocity space distribution function and Boltzmann's equation 47
5 Plasma as MHD fluid 51
6 Equilibrium 61
7 Plasma transport 75
8 Magnetohydrodynamic instabilities 91
9 Resistive instabilities 137
10 Plasma as medium of waves 147
11 Landau damping and cyclotron damping 167
12 Hot plasma 177
13 Instabilities driven by energetic particles 215
14 Computer simulation 239
15 Development of fusion research 259
16 Tokamaks 269
17 RFP stellarator 319
18 Inertial confinement 337
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