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Fusion Plasma Physics

Fusion Plasma Physics

Weston M. Stacey

ISBN: 978-3-527-61874-3

Sep 2008

571 pages



Nuclear fusion has the potential to become the most important energy source of the new century. But still many problems, as e.g. the confinement of the plasma, are not yet solved. Thus they are subject to intense research which drives a rapid evolvement of this field of nuclear physics, and generates the need for an up-to-date textbook for graduate students.
This state-of-the-art textbook assembles the material for a modern course, and is aimed at graduate and advanced undergraduate students. It both introduces the fundamental principles and theories of fusion plasma physics, and presents the most recent topics from various sources in a systematic and concise way. Each chapter is rounded off with a set of exercises.
Basic Physics
Motion of Charged Particles
Magnetic Confinement
Kinetic Theory
Fluid Theory
Plasma Equilibria
Neoclassical Transport
Plasma Rotation
Turbulent Transport
Heating and Current Drive
Plasma-Material Interactions
Plasma Edge
Neutral Particle Transport
Power Balance
Operational Limits
Fusion Reactors and Neutron Sources