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
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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.

Modern Plasma Physics Vol 1 Physical Kinetics of Turbulent Plasmas

Author: P. H. Diamond
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ISBN: 9781502522498
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Turbulence pervades the dynamics of both laboratory and astrophysi-cal plasmas. Turbulent transport and its associated confinement degrada-tion arethemain obstacles to achieving ignition in magnetically confinedplasma (i.e., for magnetic confinement fusion (MCF) research), while trans-port bifurcations and self-generated shear flows are the principle means forcontrolling such drift wave turbulence.

High Temperature Plasmas

Author: Karl-Heinz Spatschek
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 352763813X
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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

Plasma Astrophysics Part I

Author: Boris V. Somov
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461442834
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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.

Frontiers in Fusion Research II

Author: Mitsuru Kikuchi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319189050
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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.

Modern Plasma Physics Volume 1 Physical Kinetics of Turbulent Plasmas

Author: Patrick H. Diamond
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521869201
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Turbulent Transport In Magnetized Plasmas Second Edition

Author: Horton, Jr C Wendell
Publisher: #N/A
ISBN: 9813225904
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For a few seconds with large machines, scientists and engineers have now created the fusion power of the stars in the laboratory and at the same time find the rich range of complex turbulent electromagnetic waves that transport the plasma confinement systems. The turbulent transport mechanisms created in the laboratory are explained in detail in the second edition of "Turbulent Transport in Magnetized Plasmas" by Professor Horton. The principles and properties of the major plasma confinement machines are explored with basic physics to the extent currently understood. For the observational laws that are not understood — the empirical confinement laws — offering challenges to the next generation of plasma students and researchers — are explained in detail. An example, is the confinement regime — called the "I–mode" — currently a hot topic — is explored. Numerous important problems and puzzles for the next generation of plasma scientists are explained. There is growing demand for new simulation codes utilizing the massively parallel computers with MPI and GPU methods. When the 20 billion dollar ITER machine is tested in the 2020ies, new theories and faster/smarter computer simulations running in near real-time control systems will be used to control the burning hydrogen plasmas.

Nonlinear Physics of Plasmas

Author: Mitsuo Kono
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642146947
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A nonlinearity is one of the most important notions in modern physics. A plasma is rich in nonlinearities and provides a variety of behaviors inherent to instabilities, coherent wave structures and turbulence. The book covers the basic concepts and mathematical methods, necessary to comprehend nonlinear problems widely encountered in contemporary plasmas, but also in other fields of physics and current research on self-organized structures and magnetized plasma turbulence. The analyses make use of strongly nonlinear models solved by analytical techniques backed by extensive simulations and available experiments. The text is written for senior undergraduates, graduate students, lecturers and researchers in laboratory, space and fusion plasmas.