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 more

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  • Electronic book text | 393 pages
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • CRC Press Inc
  • Florida, United States
  • 2000 equations; 14 Tables, black and white; 146 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1584887109
  • 9781584887102

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 Indexshow more