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Theory of Tokamak Transport: New Aspects for Nuclear Fusion Reactor Design / Edition 1

Theory of Tokamak Transport: New Aspects for Nuclear Fusion Reactor Design / Edition 1

by Leslie Colin Woods


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ISBN-13: 9783527406258
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/10/2006
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Leslie C. Woods was elected a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford in 1961, and researched the theory of magnetically-confined hot plasmas with a consultancy at Culham Laboratory. From 1970 until 1990 he was Professor of Mathematics (Theory of Plasma) at the University of Oxford and from 1984-1989 Chairman of the Mathematical Institute. In 1985/1986 he was in Muscat to create a mathematics department as Foundation Professor of Mathematics. Professor Woods took retirement in 1990 and since then has undertaken research in applications of thermodynamics kinetic theory and plasma physics.

Table of Contents

1 The quest for fusion power
1.1 Tokamak machines
1.2 Basic tokamak variables
1.3 Global confinement times
1.4 Heating
1.5 Electron energy confinement time
2 Tokamak magnetic fields
2.1 Axisymmetric toroidal equilibrium
2.2 Equilibrium in a circular torus
2.3 Particle trapping in magnetic fields
2.4 Trapping in tokamak magnetic fields
2.5 Diffusivity of trapped particles
3 Energy transport in Tokamaks
3.1 Banana orbits
3.2 Thermal conductivity
3.3 Classical treatment of particle transport
3.4 Neoclassical theory and its validity
3.5 Second-order transport
4 Energy losses from Tokamaks
4.1 Low poloidal beta
4.2 High poloidal beta
4.2.1 Oscillatory temperature profiles
4.3 The L and H modes
4.4 Thermal transport in the ion fluid
4.5 Comparison of experiment and theory
4.6 Profile instabilities
5 Plasma flow and loop voltage
5.1 Flow of plasma across strong magnetic fields
5.2 Particle transport
5.3 The toroidal current and voltage relationship
5.4 Toroidal velocities
6 Thermal Instabilities
6.1 Sawtooth oscillations
6.2 Disruptions
6.3 MHD instabilities
6.4 L/H transition, ELMS, Snakes, PEPS and MARFES
6.5 Minimum reactor size for ignition
Appendix: Plasma Physics Notes

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