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Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

Francis F. Chen
This complete introduction to plasma physics and controlled fusion by one of the pioneering scientists in this expanding field offers both a simple and intuitive discussion of the basic concepts of this subject and an insight into the challenging problems of current research. The work covers single-particle motions, fluid equations for plasmas, wave motions, diffusion and resistivity, Landau damping, plasma instabilities and nonlinear problems. For students, this text book offers a good introduction to the field; for teachers, a large collection of problems; and for researchers, a concise review of the fundamentals. This revised edition contains new material on kinetic effects, including Bernstein waves and the plasma dispersion function, and on nonlinear wave equations and solitons. For the third edition, updates was made throughout each existing chapter, and two new chapters were added; Ch 9 on “Special Plasmas” and Ch 10 on Plasma Applications (including Atmospheric Plasmas). Click here to go to Springer's webpage about this book.
Fusion Energy and Power: Applications, Technologies and Challenges
Lionel Romero
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Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion

Kenro Miyamoto
The primary objectives of this book are, firstly, to present the essential theoretical background needed to understand recent fusion research and, secondly, to describe the current status of fusion research for graduate students and senior undergraduates. It will also serve as a useful reference for scientists and engineers working in the related fields. In Part I, Plasma Physics, the author explains the basics of magneto-hydrodynamics and kinetic theory in a simple and compact way and, at the same time, covers important new topics for fusion studies such as the ballooning representation, instabilities driven by energetic particles and various plasma models for computer simulations. Part II, Controlled Nuclear Fusion, attempts to review the "big picture" in fusion research. All important phenomena and technologies are addressed, with a particular emphasis on the topics of most concern in current research.

Principles of Fusion Energy: An Introduction to Fusion Energy for Students of Science and Engineering

A. A. Harms, K. F. Schoepf, G. H. Miley, and D. R. Kingdon
This textbook identifies three distinct themes in the study of fusion energy: firstly preliminary and introductory topics; secondly an analysis of magnetically confined, inertially confined and low-temperature fusion energy concepts; and finally a consideration of selected conceptual and technological subjects germane to the continuing development of fusion energy systems.

Magnetic Fusion Technology

Thomas J. Dolan, Ralph W. Moir, Wallace Manheimer, Lee C. Cadwallader, and Martin J. Neumann
Magnetic Fusion Technology describes the technologies that are required for successful development of nuclear fusion power plants using strong magnetic fields. These technologies include:• magnet systems, • plasma heating systems, • control systems, • energy conversion systems, • advanced materials development, • vacuum systems, • cryogenic systems, • plasma diagnostics, • safety systems, and • power plant design studies. Magnetic Fusion Technology will be useful to students and to specialists working in energy research.
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