Modern Plasma Physics Volume 1 Physical Kinetics of Turbulent Plasmas

Author: Patrick H. Diamond
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139489364
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This three-volume series presents the ideas, models and approaches essential to understanding plasma dynamics and self-organization for researchers and graduate students in plasma physics, controlled fusion and related fields such as plasma astrophysics. Volume I develops the physical kinetics of plasma turbulence through a focus on quasi-particle models and dynamics. It discusses the essential physics concepts and theoretical methods for describing weak and strong fluid and phase space turbulence in plasma systems far from equilibrium. The book connects the traditionally 'plasma' topic of weak or wave turbulence theory to more familiar fluid turbulence theory, and extends both to the realm of collisionless phase space turbulence. This gives readers a deeper understanding of these related fields, and builds a foundation for future applications to multi-scale processes of self-organization in tokamaks and other confined plasmas. This book emphasizes the conceptual foundations and physical intuition underpinnings of plasma turbulence theory.

Modern Plasma Physics

Author: Patrick H. Diamond
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ISBN: 9780511785580
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"This three-volume series presents the ideas, models and approaches essential to understanding plasma dynamics and self-organization for researchers and graduate students in plasma physics, controlled fusion and related fields such as plasma astrophysics. Volume I develops the physical kinetics of plasma turbulence through a focus on quasi-particle models and dynamics. It discusses the essential physics concepts and theoretical methods for describing weak and strong fluid and phase space turbulence in plasma systems far from equilibrium. The book connects the traditionally 'plasma' topic of weak or wave turbulence theory to more familiar fluid turbulence theory, and extends both to the realm of collisionless phase space turbulence. This gives readers a deeper understanding of these related fields, and builds a foundation for future applications to multi-scale processes of self-organization in tokamaks and other confined plasmas. This book emphasizes the conceptual foundations and physical intuition underpinnings of plasma turbulence theory"--Provided by publisher.

High Temperature Plasmas

Author: Karl-Heinz Spatschek
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 352763813X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Filling the gap for a treatment of the subject as an advanced course in theoretical physics with a huge potential for future applications, this monograph discusses aspects of these applications and provides theoretical methods and tools for their investigation. Throughout this coherent and up-to-date work the main emphasis is on classical plasmas at high-temperatures, drawing on the experienced author's specialist background. As such, it covers the key areas of magnetic fusion plasma, laser-plasma-interaction and astrophysical plasmas, while also including nonlinear waves and phenomena. For master and PhD students as well as researchers interested in the theoretical foundations of plasma models.

Rotation and Momentum Transport in Magnetized Plasmas

Author: Patrick H Diamond
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814644846
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This book compiles the contributions from various international experts on magnetized plasma physics, both in controlled fusion and in astrophysics, and on atmospheric science. Most recent results are presented along with new ideas. The various facets of rotation and momentum transport in complex systems are discussed, including atmospheric-ocean turbulence, the constraints, and the concept of potential vorticity. The close interplay between flows and magnetohydrodynamics dynamo action, instabilities, turbulence and structure dynamics are the main focus of the book, in the context of astrophysics and magnetic fusion devices like Tokamak, and Reversed Field Pinch. Both physicists and advanced students interested in the field will find the topics as interesting as researchers from other fields who are looking to broaden their perspectives. Contents:The Atmospheric Wave–Turbulence Jigsaw (Michael E McIntyre)A Review of the Possible Role of Constraints in MHD Turbulence (Annick Pouquet)Dynamics of Structures in Configuration Space and Phase Space: A Tutorial (P H Diamond, Y Kosuga and M Lesur)Fast Dynamos (D W Hughes)The Effect of Flow on Ideal Magnetohydrodynamic Balooning Instabilities (H R Wilson, P B Buxton and J W Connor)Color FiguresElements of Neoclassical Theory and Plasma Rotation in a Tokamak (A Smolyakov)The General Fishbone Like Dispersion Relation (Fulvio Zonca)What is a Reversed Field Pinch? (D F Escande) Readership: Graduate students and researchers working in astrophysics and controlled fusion in magnetized plasmas. Keywords:Magnetized Plasmas;Turbulence;Tokamak; Magnetohydrodynamics Instability

Frontiers in Fusion Research II

Author: Mitsuru Kikuchi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319189050
Format: PDF
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This book reviews recent progress in our understanding of tokamak physics related to steady state operation, and addresses the scientific feasibility of a steady state tokamak fusion power system. It covers the physical principles behind continuous tokamak operation and details the challenges remaining and new lines of research towards the realization of such a system. Following a short introduction to tokamak physics and the fundamentals of steady state operation, later chapters cover parallel and perpendicular transport in tokamaks, MHD instabilities in advanced tokamak regimes, control issues, and SOL and divertor plasmas. A final chapter reviews key enabling technologies for steady state reactors, including negative ion source and NBI systems, Gyrotron and ECRF systems, superconductor and magnet systems, and structural materials for reactors. The tokamak has demonstrated an excellent plasma confinement capability with its symmetry, but has an intrinsic drawback with its pulsed operation with inductive operation. Efforts have been made over the last 20 years to realize steady state operation, most promisingly utilizing bootstrap current. Frontiers in Fusion Research II: Introduction to Modern Tokamak Physics will be of interest to graduate students and researchers involved in all aspects of tokamak science and technology.

Plasma Astrophysics Part I

Author: Boris V. Somov
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461442834
Format: PDF, ePub
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This two-part book is devoted to classic fundamentals and current practices and perspectives of modern plasma astrophysics. This first part uniquely covers all the basic principles and practical tools required for understanding and work in plasma astrophysics. More than 25% of the text is updated from the first edition, including new figures, equations and entire sections on topics such as magnetic reconnection and the Grad-Shafranov equation. The book is aimed at professional researchers in astrophysics, but it will also be useful to graduate students in space sciences, geophysics, applied physics and mathematics, especially those seeking a unified view of plasma physics and fluid mechanics.