Principles of Plasma Diagnostics / Edition 2

Principles of Plasma Diagnostics / Edition 2

by I. H. Hutchinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521803896

ISBN-13: 9780521803892

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides a systematic introduction to the physics of plasma diagnostics measurements. It develops from first principles the concepts needed to plan, execute and interpret plasma measurements, making it a suitable book for graduate students and professionals with little plasma physics background. The book will also be a valuable reference for seasoned

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This book provides a systematic introduction to the physics of plasma diagnostics measurements. It develops from first principles the concepts needed to plan, execute and interpret plasma measurements, making it a suitable book for graduate students and professionals with little plasma physics background. The book will also be a valuable reference for seasoned plasma physicists, both experimental and theoretical, as well as those with an interest in space and astrophysical applications. This second edition is thoroughly revised and updated, with new sections and chapters covering recent developments in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521803892
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
458
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
1Plasma diagnostics1
1.1Introduction1
1.2Plasma properties2
1.3Categories of diagnostics6
2Magnetic diagnostics11
2.1Magnetic field measurements11
2.2Magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium20
2.3Internal magnetic probe measurements37
2.4Fluctuations45
3Plasma particle flux55
3.1Preliminaries55
3.2Probes in collisionless plasmas without magnetic fields60
3.3The effects of a magnetic field72
3.4Applications89
4Refractive-index measurements104
4.1Electromagnetic waves in plasma104
4.2Measurement of electron density112
4.3Magnetic field measurement133
4.4Abel inversion141
4.5Reflectometry144
5Electromagnetic emission by free electrons155
5.1Radiation from an accelerated charge155
5.2Cyclotron radiation158
5.3Radiation from electron-ion encounters186
6Electromagnetic radiation from bound electrons217
6.1Radiative transitions: the Einstein coefficients218
6.2Types of equilibria221
6.3Rate coefficients for collisional processes229
6.4Line broadening245
6.5Applications253
6.6Active diagnostics263
7Scattering of electromagnetic radiation273
7.1Relativistic electron motion in electromagnetic fields274
7.2Incoherent Thomson scattering276
7.3Coherent scattering293
7.4Scattering when a magnetic field is present308
8Neutral atom diagnostics322
8.1Neutral particle analysis322
8.2Active probing with neutral particles336
8.3Charge-exchange spectroscopy344
8.4Emission from beam atoms354
8.5Other neutral particle diagnostics363
9Fast ions and fusion products369
9.1Neutron diagnostics369
9.2Charged particle diagnostics380
App. 1Fourier analysis395
App. 2Errors, fluctuations, and statistics402
App. 3Survey of radiation technology407
App. 4Definitions and identities of fundamental parameters414
App. 5Atomic rates for beam diagnostics415
Glossary420
References426
Index434

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