Stellarator and Heliotron Devices

Stellarator and Heliotron Devices

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This book systematically introduces plasma physics that will enable nuclear fusion for continous energy production. Especially emphasized is the nonaxissymmetric toroidal field, invented and developed at Kyoto University. All aspects required for the magnetic confinement, formation of magnetic surface, magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium and stability, single charged particle confinement, neoclassical transport and plasma heating are covered. Wakatani also includes experiments and considers the prospects for next generation more

Product details

  • Hardback | 458 pages
  • 162.56 x 228.6 x 35.56mm | 725.74g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • numerous line figures
  • 0195078314
  • 9780195078312
  • 1,456,131

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For the laboratory plasma physicist, for whom it is written, this volume will surely be of great value...It is also salutory to be reminded just how sophisticated fusion research as become, driven by the combination of theory and experiment. * Leon Mestel, The Observatory Magazine, Feb 1999 *show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction ; 2. Design Principles of Coil Systems in Stellarator and Heliotron Devices ; 3. Description of Magnetically Confined Plasmas ; 4. MHD Equillibrium of Toroidal Plasma in Three-Dimensional Geometry ; 5. MHD Instabilites in Heliotrons ; 6. Particle Orbit in Heliotrons ; 7. Neoclassical Transport in Stellarator/Heliotron ; 8. Heating and Confinement of Heliotron Plasmas ; 9. Steady State Fusion Reactorshow more

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