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Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion Book
Author : Francis F. Chen
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-03-09
ISBN : 1475755953
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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TO THE SECOND EDITION In the nine years since this book was first written, rapid progress has been made scientifically in nuclear fusion, space physics, and nonlinear plasma theory. At the same time, the energy shortage on the one hand and the exploration of Jupiter and Saturn on the other have increased the national awareness of the important applications of plasma physics to energy production and to the understanding of our space environment. In magnetic confinement fusion, this period has seen the attainment 13 of a Lawson number nTE of 2 x 10 cm -3 sec in the Alcator tokamaks at MIT; neutral-beam heating of the PL T tokamak at Princeton to KTi = 6. 5 keV; increase of average ß to 3%-5% in tokamaks at Oak Ridge and General Atomic; and the stabilization of mirror-confined plasmas at Livermore, together with injection of ion current to near field-reversal conditions in the 2XIIß device. Invention of the tandem mirror has given magnetic confinement a new and exciting dimension. New ideas have emerged, such as the compact torus, surface-field devices, and the EßT mirror-torus hybrid, and some old ideas, such as the stellarator and the reversed-field pinch, have been revived. Radiofrequency heat ing has become a new star with its promise of dc current drive. Perhaps most importantly, great progress has been made in the understanding of the MHD behavior of toroidal plasmas: tearing modes, magnetic Vll Vlll islands, and disruptions.

Introduction to Plasma Physics

Introduction to Plasma Physics Book
Author : R.J Goldston
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2020-07-14
ISBN : 9781439822074
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Introduction to Plasma Physics is the standard text for an introductory lecture course on plasma physics. The text’s six sections lead readers systematically and comprehensively through the fundamentals of modern plasma physics. Sections on single-particle motion, plasmas as fluids, and collisional processes in plasmas lay the groundwork for a thorough understanding of the subject. The authors take care to place the material in its historical context for a rich understanding of the ideas presented. They also emphasize the importance of medical imaging in radiotherapy, providing a logical link to more advanced works in the area. The text includes problems, tables, and illustrations as well as a thorough index and a complete list of references.

Introduction to Plasma Physics

Introduction to Plasma Physics Book
Author : D. A. Gurnett,A. Bhattacharjee
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2005-01-06
ISBN : 9780521364836
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Advanced undergraduate/beginning graduate text on space and laboratory plasma physics.

An Introduction to Plasma Physics

An Introduction to Plasma Physics Book
Author : W. B. Thompson
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2013-10-22
ISBN : 1483164772
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An Introduction to Plasma Physics, Second Edition focuses on the processes, reactions, properties, and approaches involved in plasma physics, including kinetic theory, radiation, particle motions, and oscillations. The publication first offers information on the introduction to plasma physics and basic properties of the equilibrium plasma. Discussions focus on the occurrence of plasma in nature, technological aspects of plasma physics, quasi-neutrality and plasma oscillations, transmission of electromagnetic radiation through plasma, production of plasma by shock waves, and degree of ionization in a thermal plasma. The text then ponders on arc plasma, magnetohydrodynamics, and magnetohydrodynamic stability. The manuscript takes a look at plasma dynamics and particle motions and kinetic theory of the plasma. Topics include dielectric behavior of a magnetized plasma, approximate treatment of particle orbits, formal derivation of the drifts, macroscopic effects of particle motion, consequences of the magnetic moment, and transport equations and hydrodynamics. Low-frequency oscillations of a uniform magnetized plasma, stability and perturbation theories, and approximate procedure for solving the transport equations are also discussed. The publication is a highly recommended source material for readers interested in plasma physics.

Plasma Physics

Plasma Physics Book
Author : Richard Fitzpatrick
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2014-08-01
ISBN : 1466594276
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Encompasses the Lectured Works of a Renowned Expert in the FieldPlasma Physics: An Introduction is based on a series of university course lectures by a leading name in the field, and thoroughly covers the physics of the fourth state of matter. This book looks at non-relativistic, fully ionized, nondegenerate, quasi-neutral, and weakly coupled plasm

Introduction to Plasma Physics

Introduction to Plasma Physics Book
Author : Gerard Belmont,Laurence Rezeau,Caterina Riconda,Arnaud Zaslavsky
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2019-03-01
ISBN : 0128189789
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Introduction to Plasma Physics presents the latest on plasma physics. Although plasmas are not very present in our immediate environment, there are still universal phenomena that we encounter, i.e., electric shocks and galactic jets. This book presents, in parallel, the basics of plasma theory and a number of applications to laboratory plasmas or natural plasmas. It provides a fresh look at concepts already addressed in other disciplines, such as pressure and temperature. In addition, the information provided helps us understand the links between fluid theories, such as MHD and the kinetic theory of these media, especially in wave propagation. Presents the different phenomena that make up plasma physics Explains the basics of plasma theory Helps readers comprehend the various concepts related to plasmas

Introduction to Plasma Physics

Introduction to Plasma Physics Book
Author : Donald A. Gurnett,Amitava Bhattacharjee
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2017-02-20
ISBN : 1107027373
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Introducing the principles and applications of plasma physics, this new edition is ideal as an advanced undergraduate or graduate-level text.

Plasma Physics

Plasma Physics Book
Author : Alexander Piel
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-09-07
ISBN : 3319634275
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The enlarged new edition of this textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic processes in plasmas and demonstrates that the same fundamental concepts describe cold gas-discharge plasmas, space plasmas, and hot fusion plasmas. Starting from particle drifts in magnetic fields, the principles of magnetic confinement fusion are explained and compared with laser fusion. Collective processes are discussed in terms of plasma waves and instabilities. The concepts of plasma description by magnetohydrodynamics, kinetic theory, and particle simulation are stepwise introduced. Space charge effects in sheath regions, double layers and plasma diodes are given the necessary attention. The novel fundamental mechanisms of dusty plasmas are explored and integrated into the framework of conventional plasmas. The book concludes with a concise description of modern plasma discharges. Written by an internationally renowned researcher in experimental plasma physics, the text keeps the mathematical apparatus simple and emphasizes the underlying concepts. The guidelines of plasma physics are illustrated by a host of practical examples, preferentially from plasma diagnostics. There, Langmuir probe methods, laser interferometry, ionospheric sounding, Faraday rotation, and diagnostics of dusty plasmas are discussed. Though primarily addressing students in plasma physics, the book is easily accessible for researchers in neighboring disciplines, such as space science, astrophysics, material science, applied physics, and electrical engineering. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and contains substantially enlarged chapters on plasma diagnostics, dusty plasmas and plasma discharges. Probe techniques have been rearranged into basic theory and a host of practical examples for probe techniques in dc, rf, and space plasmas. New topics in dusty plasmas, such as plasma crystals, Yukawa balls, phase transitions and attractive forces have been adopted. The chapter on plasma discharges now contains a new section on conventional and high-power impulse magnetron sputtering. The recently discovered electrical asymmetry effect in capacitive rf-discharges is described. The text is based on an introductory course to plasma physics and advanced courses in plasma diagnostics, dusty plasmas, and plasma waves, which the author has taught at Kiel University for three decades. The pedagogical approach combines detailed explanations, a large number of illustrative figures, short summaries of the basics at the end of each chapter, and a selection of problems with detailed solutions.

An Introduction to Plasma Physics and Its Space Applications Volume 1

An Introduction to Plasma Physics and Its Space Applications  Volume 1 Book
Author : Luis Conde
Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Release : 2018-12-11
ISBN : 1643271741
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The growing number of scientific and technological applications of plasma physics in the field of Aerospace Engineering requires that graduate students and professionals understand their principles. This introductory book is the expanded version of class notes of lectures I taught for several years to students of Aerospace Engineering and Physics. It is intended as a reading guide, addressed to students and non-specialists to tackle later with more advanced texts. To make the subject more accessible the book does not follow the usual organization of standard textbooks in this field and is divided in two parts. The first introduces the basic kinetic theory (molecular collisions, mean free path, etc.) of neutral gases in equilibrium in connection to the undergraduate physics courses. The basic properties of ionized gases and plasmas (Debye length, plasma frequencies, etc.) are addressed in relation to their equilibrium states and the collisional processes at the microscopic level. The physical description of short and long-range (Coulomb) collisions and the more relevant collisions (elementary processes) between electrons' ions and neutral atoms or molecules are discussed. The second part introduces the physical description of plasmas as a statistical system of interacting particles introducing advanced concepts of kinetic theory, (non-equilibrium distribution functions, Boltzmann collision operator, etc). The fluid transport equations for plasmas of electron ions and neutral atoms and the hydrodynamic models of interest in space science and plasma technology are derived. The plasma production in the laboratory in the context of the physics of electric breakdown is also discussed. Finally, among the myriad of aerospace applications of plasma physics, the low pressure microwave electron multipactor breakdown and plasma thrusters for space propulsion are presented in two separate chapters.

Fundamentals of Plasma Physics

Fundamentals of Plasma Physics Book
Author : J. A. Bittencourt
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2013-10-22
ISBN : 148329319X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A general introduction designed to present a comprehensive, logical and unified treatment of the fundamentals of plasma physics based on statistical kinetic theory. Its clarity and completeness make it suitable for self-learning and self-paced courses. Problems are included.

Introduction to Dusty Plasma Physics

Introduction to Dusty Plasma Physics Book
Author : P.K Shukla,A.A Mamun
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2015-05-06
ISBN : 1420034103
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Introduction to Dusty Plasma Physics contains a detailed description of the occurrence of dusty plasmas in our Solar System, the Earth's mesosphere, and in laboratory discharges. The book illustrates numerous mechanisms for charging dust particles and provides studies of the grain dynamics under the influence of forces that are common in dusty plasma environments.

Fundamentals of Plasma Physics

Fundamentals of Plasma Physics Book
Author : J. A. Bittencourt
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-06-29
ISBN : 1475740301
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fundamentals of Plasma Physics is a general introduction designed to present a comprehensive, logical and unified treatment of the fundamentals of plasma physics based on statistical kinetic theory, with applications to a variety of important plasma phenomena. Its clarity and completeness makes the text suitable for self-learning and for self-paced courses. Throughout the text the emphasis is on clarity, rather than formality, the various derivations are explained in detail and, wherever possible, the physical interpretations are emphasized. The mathematical treatment is set out in great detail, carrying out the steps which are usually left to the reader. The problems form an integral part of the text and most of them were designed in such a way as to provide a guideline, stating intermediate steps with answers.

Introduction to Plasma Theory

Introduction to Plasma Theory Book
Author : Dwight R. Nicholson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1983
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides a complete introduction to plasma physics as taught in a 1-year graduate course. Covers all important topics of plasma theory, omitting no mathematical steps in derivations. Covers solitons, parametric instabilities, weak turbulence theory, and more. Includes exercises and problems which apply theories to practical examples. 4 of the 10 chapters do not include complex variables and can be used for a 1-semester senior level undergraduate course.

Plasma Physics

Plasma Physics Book
Author : Peter Andrew Sturrock
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1994-06-02
ISBN : 9780521448109
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides the ideal introduction to this complex and fascinating field of research, balancing the theoretical and practical and preparing the student for further study.

Introduction to Plasma Physics

Introduction to Plasma Physics Book
Author : R. J. Goldston,Paul Harding Rutherford
Publisher : Inst of Physics Pub Incorporated
Release : 1995
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Designed as a textbook for both graduate and advanced undergraduate students, Introduction to Plasma Physics is organized into six Units which lead the reader comprehensively through the fundamentals of modern plasma physics. Units on single-particle motion, plasmas as fluids and collisional processes in plasmas lay the groundwork for the understanding of the subject. The text then moves on to apply this understanding to waves and instabilities in a fluid plasma, and finally introduces the kinetic theory of plasmas and re-examines waves and instabilities from the kinetic viewpoint. Many problems of varying levels of difficulty complement the book. In addition, two computer programs (included in both Macintosh and IBM formats) allow the student to examine and experiment with theoretical models of complex plasma phenomena -- making this an invaluable modern teaching resource. The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has long been home to some of the most exciting and important developments inplasma physics and, through its association with Princeton University, sponsors a highly regarded undergraduate and graduate educational program

Introduction to Plasmas and Plasma Dynamics

Introduction to Plasmas and Plasma Dynamics Book
Author : Thomas M. York,Haibin Tang
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2015-08-04
ISBN : 0128018003
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Introduction to Plasmas and Plasma Dynamics provides an accessible introduction to the understanding of high temperature, ionized gases necessary to conduct research and develop applications related to plasmas. While standard presentations of introductory material emphasize physics and the theoretical basis of the topics, this text acquaints the reader with the context of the basic information and presents the fundamental knowledge required for advanced work or study. The book relates theory to relevant devices and mechanisms, presenting a clear outline of analysis and mathematical detail; it highlights the significance of the concepts with reviews of recent applications and trends in plasma engineering, including topics of plasma formation and magnetic fusion, plasma thrusters and space propulsion. Presents the essential principles of plasma dynamics needed for effective research and development work in plasma applications Emphasizes physical understanding and supporting theoretical foundation with reference to their utilization in devices, mechanisms and phenomena Covers a range of applications, including energy conversion, space propulsion, magnetic fusion, and space physics.

An Introduction to Plasma Physics and Its Space Applications Volume 2

An Introduction to Plasma Physics and Its Space Applications  Volume 2 Book
Author : Luis Conde (Ph. D. in physics)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020
ISBN : 9780750335423
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a brief introduction to plasma physics. The book is divided into two parts, focusing initially on molecular collisions, before moving on to examine the physical description of plasmas as a system of interacting particles. Basic concepts are introduced in a simple way and mathematical developments and demonstrations are covered thoroughly. The fundamental processes in a plasma at the atomic and molecular level are discussed, with updated experimental data sets provided. Each chapter concludes with references and commentaries for further insight in the essential points. Two important applications of plasma physics in aerospace technology are introduced in the last chapters: the electric propulsion in space and low-pressure microwave electric discharges, currently denominated multipactor and corona. The book is for Master and undergraduate courses of aerospace engineering and physics. It is also aimed at both non-specialists and professionals involved in laboratory testing for space qualification.

Introduction to Plasma Dynamics

Introduction to Plasma Dynamics Book
Author : A. I. Morozov
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 1439881324
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As the twenty-first century progresses, plasma technology will play an increasing role in our lives, providing new sources of energy, ion–plasma processing of materials, wave electromagnetic radiation sources, space plasma thrusters, and more. Studies of the plasma state of matter not only accelerate technological developments but also improve the understanding of natural phenomena. Beginning with an introduction to the characteristics and types of plasmas, Introduction to Plasma Dynamics covers the basic models of classical diffuse plasmas used to describe such phenomena as linear and shock waves, stationary flows, elements of plasma chemistry, and principles of plasma lasers. The author presents specific examples to demonstrate how to use the models and to familiarize readers with modern plasma technologies. The book describes structures of magnetic fields—one- and zero-dimensional plasma models. It considers single-, two-, and multi-component simulation models, kinetics and ionization processes, radiation transport, and plasma interaction with solid surfaces. The text also examines self-organization and general problems associated with instabilities in plasma systems. In addition, it discusses cosmic plasma dynamic systems, such as Earth’s magnetosphere, spiral nebulas, and plasma associated with the Sun. This text provides wide-range coverage of issues related to plasma dynamics, with a final chapter addressing advanced plasma technologies, including plasma generators, plasma in the home, space propulsion engines, and controlled thermonuclear fusion. It demonstrates how to approach the analysis of complex plasma systems, taking into account the diversity of plasma environments. Presenting a well-rounded introduction to plasma dynamics, the book takes into consideration the models of plasma phenomena and their relationships to one another as well as their applications.

Introduction to Plasma Spectroscopy

Introduction to Plasma Spectroscopy Book
Author : Hans-Joachim Kunze
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2009-09-18
ISBN : 3642022332
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Although based on lectures given for graduate students and postgraduates starting in plasma physics, this concise introduction to the fundamental processes and tools is as well directed at established researchers who are newcomers to spectroscopy and seek quick access to the diagnostics of plasmas ranging from low- to high-density technical systems at low temperatures, as well as from low- to high-density hot plasmas. Basic ideas and fundamental concepts are introduced as well as typical instrumentation from the X-ray to the infrared spectral regions. Examples, techniques and methods illustrate the possibilities. This book directly addresses the experimentalist who actually has to carry out the experiments and their interpretation. For that reason about half of the book is devoted to experimental problems, the instrumentation, components, detectors and calibration.

Introduction to Plasma Technology

Introduction to Plasma Technology Book
Author : John Ernest Harry
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-09-13
ISBN : 3527643702
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written by a university lecturer with more than forty years experience in plasma technology, this book adopts a didactic approach in its coverage of the theory, engineering and applications of technological plasmas. The theory is developed in a unified way to enable brevity and clarity, providing readers with the necessary background to assess the factors that affect the behavior of plasmas under different operating conditions. The major part of the book is devoted to the applications of plasma technology and their accompanying engineering aspects, classified by the various pressure and density regimes at which plasmas can be produced. Two chapters on plasma power supplies round off the book. With its broad range of topics, from low to high pressure plasmas, from characterization to modeling, and from materials to components, this is suitable for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals in the field.