Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics

Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics

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Resulting from ongoing, international research into fusion processes, the International Tokamak Experimental Reactor (ITER) is a major step in the quest for a new energy source.The first graduate-level text to cover the details of ITER, Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics introduces various aspects and issues of recent fusion research activities through the shortest access path. The distinguished author breaks down the topic by first dealing with fusion and then concentrating on the more complex subject of plasma physics. The book begins with the basics of controlled fusion research, followed by discussions on tokamaks, reversed field pinch (RFP), stellarators, and mirrors. The text then explores ideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) instabilities, resistive instabilities, neoclassical tearing mode, resistive wall mode, the Boltzmann equation, the Vlasov equation, and Landau damping. After covering dielectric tensors of cold and hot plasmas, the author discusses the physical mechanisms of wave heating and noninductive current drive. The book concludes with an examination of the challenging issues of plasma transport by turbulence, such as magnetic fluctuation and zonal flow.

Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics clearly and thoroughly promotes intuitive understanding of the developments of the principal fusion programs and the relevant fundamental and advanced plasma physics associated with each program.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 393 pages
  • 162.6 x 238.8 x 27.9mm | 680.4g
  • CRC Press Inc
  • Bosa Roca, United States
  • English
  • 2000 equations; 14 Tables, black and white; 146 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1584887095
  • 9781584887096
  • 2,561,760

Table of contents

Introduction to Plasmas
Charge Neutrality and Landau Damping
Fusion Core Plasma
Particle Orbit and Magnetic Configuration
Particle Orbit
Coulomb Collision, Neutral Beam Injection
Time and Space Scales in Plasmas
Mirror
Toroidal System
Magnetohydrodynamics
Magnetohydrodynamic Equations for Two Fluids
Magnetohydrodynamic Equations for One Fluid
Tokamak
Tokamak Devices
Equilibrium
MHD Stability and Density Limit
Impurity Control, Scrape Off Layer, and Divertor
Classical, Neoclassical Transports, and Bootstrap Current
Confinement Scalings of L Mode and H mode
Steady-State Operation
International Tokamak Experimental Reactor (ITER)
Trials to Innovative Tokamaks
Reversed Field Pinch (RFP)
RFP Configuration
MHD Relaxation
Confinement of RFP
Stellarator
Helical Field
Stellarator Devices
Neoclassical Diffusion in Helical Field
Confinement of Stellarator
Quasi-Symmetric Stellarators
Conceptual Design of Stellarator Reactor
Mirror, Tandem Mirror
Trapped Particle in Mirror and Confinement Time
Mirror Experiments
Instabilities in Mirror System
Tandem Mirrors
Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Instabilities
Interchange Instabilities
Formulation of MHD Instabilities
Cylindrical Plasma with Sharp-Boundary Configuration
Energy Principle
Cylindrical Plasma with Diffuse Boundary Configurations
Hain-Lust MHD Equation
Ballooning Instability
Eta-i Mode Due to Density and Temperature Gradient
Alfven Eigen Mode
Resistive Instabilities
Tearing Instability
Neoclassical Tearing Mode
Resistive Drift Instability
Resistive Wall Mode
Boltzmann Equation and Landau Damping
Boltzmann Equation
Landau Damping
Quasi-Linear Theory of Evolution in the Distribution Function
Plasma as Medium of Waves
Dielectric Tensor of Cold Plasma
Properties of Waves
Waves in a Two-Component Plasma
Various Waves
Dielectric Tensor of Hot Plasma
Velocity Space Instabilities
Wave Heating and Non-Inductive Current Drive
Energy Flow
Wave Heating in Ion Cyclotron Range of Frequency (ICRF)
Lower Hybrid Heating
Electron Cyclotron Heating
Lower Hybrid Current Drive
Electron Cyclotron Current Drive
Neutral Beam Current Drive
Plasma Transport by Turbulence
Fluctuation Loss, Bohm, GyroBohm Diffusion, and Convective
Loss
Loss by Magnetic Fluctuation
Dimensional Analysis of Transport
Computer Simulation by Gyrokinetic Particle and Full Orbit Particle Models
Zonal Flow
References
Index
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