Plasma Physics [E-Book] / by R. A. Cairns.
Cairns, R. A., (author)
Dordrecht : Springer, 1985
1 illus. online resource.
englisch
9789401096553
10.1007/978-94-010-9655-3
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • 1.1 Nature and occurrence of plasmas
  • 1.2 Controlled nuclear fusion
  • 1.3 Fluid and kinetic descriptions of a plasma
  • 1.4 The Debye length
  • 2. Motion of a charged particle
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Motion in a uniform magnetic field
  • 2.3 Guiding centre drifts
  • 2.4 Adiabatic invariants: the magnetic moment
  • 2.5 The magnetization current
  • 2.6 Some applications
  • Problems
  • 3. Low-frequency phenomena
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Magnetohydrodynamics
  • 3.3 MHD equilibria
  • 3.4 Stability of MHD equilibria
  • 3.5 MHD waves
  • 3.6 Coulomb collisions
  • 3.7 The Fokker-Plank equation
  • 3.8 Relation between kinetic and fluid theories
  • 3.9 Transport coefficients
  • Problems
  • 4. Waves
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 The two-fluid equations
  • 4.3 Waves in a cold plasma
  • 4.4 Wave energy density
  • 4.5 Waves in an inhomogeneous plasma
  • 4.6 Cut-off and resonance
  • 4.7 Propagation of electron cyclotron waves in a tokamak
  • 4.8 Tunnelling and resonant absorption
  • Problems
  • 5. Kinetic theory of waves
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 The Vlasov equation
  • 5.3 The linearized Vlasov equation and Landau damping
  • 5.4 The plasma dispersion function
  • 5.5 Ion sound waves
  • 5.6 Waves in a magnetized plasma
  • 5.7 Bernstein modes
  • 5.8 Cyclotron damping
  • 5.9 Microinstabilities
  • 5.10 Absolute and convective instabilities
  • Problems
  • 6. Nonlinear effects
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Quasilinear theory
  • 6.3 Wave-wave interactions
  • 6.4 Parametric instabilities
  • 6.5 The ponderomotive force
  • 6.6 Modulation and filamentation
  • 6.7 Computational methods—fluid codes
  • 6.8 Computational methods—particle codes
  • 6.9 Concluding remarks
  • Problems
  • 7. Diagnostic techniques
  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Probes
  • 7.3 Radiation emission
  • 7.4 Radiation scattering and interferometry
  • 7.5 Particle measurements
  • Problems
  • 8. Application to fusion and space research
  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 Tokamaks and other toroidal devices
  • 8.3 Other magnetic confinement systems
  • 8.4 Inertial confinement
  • 8.5 The Earth’s magnetosphere
  • 8.6 The physics of the Sun and stars
  • 8.7 Pulsars
  • 8.8 Cosmic ray acceleration
  • 8.9 Plasma physics applied to particle accelerators
  • 8.10 Conclusion
  • Further reading.