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Turbulent transport in magnetized plasmas

Author: C W Horton
Publisher: Hackenssack, New Jersey ; Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, [2012] ©2012
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The book explains how magnetized plasmas self-organize in states of electromagnetic turbulence that transports particles and energy out of the core plasma faster than anticipated by the fusion scientists designing magnetic confinement systems in the 20th.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Horton, C.W. (Claude Wendell), 1942-
Turbulent transport in magnetized plasmas.
Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific, ©2012
(OCoLC)768792824
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C W Horton
ISBN: 9789814383547 9814383546
OCLC Number: 828792695
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 501 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Foreword; Contents; 1. Basic Concepts and Historical Background; 1.1 Space and Astrophysics; 1.2 World War II, Teller 1952; 1.3 Controlled Nuclear Fusion; 1.4 Magnetic Confinement Conditions for Nuclear Fusion; 1.5 Nature of Plasma Turbulence; 1.6 Breakthrough with Tokamak Confinement; 1.7 Confinement Records Set in Early Tokamaks; 1.7.1 First generation tokamaks: Ormak, PLT, Alcator, ATC and TFR; 1.7.2 TFTR and the D-T fusion plasmas; 1.7.3 Third-generation tokamaks with international growth; 1.8 JET Record Fusion Power Experiments; References; 2. Alfven and Drift Waves in Plasmas. 2.1 Low-Frequency Wave Dispersion Relations2.2 Reduction of the Kinetic Dispersion Relation; 2.3 Drift Waves; 2.4 Kinetic Alfven Waves; 2.5 Coupling of the Drift Wave, Ion-Acoustic and Shear Alfven Waves; 2.5.1 Electrostatic drift waves; 2.6 Drift Wave Eigenmodes in a Sheared Magnetic Field; 2.7 Symmetries of the Drift Wave Eigenmodes; 2.8 Outgoing Wave Boundary Conditions; 2.8.1 Localized ion drift modes; 2.9 Ion Acoustic Wave Turbulence; 2.9.1 Electromagnetic scattering measurements of ion acoustic waves; 2.9.2 Laser scattering experiment in Helium plasma. 2.9.3 Probe measurements of the two-point correlation functions2.9.4 Probe measurements of the spectrum and anomalous resistivity; 2.9.5 Drift wave spectral distributions; 2.9.6 Microwave scattering experiments in PLT; 2.10 Drift Waves and Transport in the TEXT Tokamak; 2.11 Drift Waves in Stellarators; References; 3. Mechanisms for Drift Waves; 3.1 Drift Wave Turbulence; 3.2 Drift Wave Mechanism; 3.3 Energy Bounds for Turbulence Amplitudes; 3.3.1 Density gradients; 3.3.2 Temperature gradients; 3.3.3 Drift wave eigenmodes in toroidal geometry. 3.3.4 The effect of magnetic and Er shear on drift waves3.4 Weak Turbulence Theory for Drift Waves; 3.5 Ion Temperature Gradient Mode; 3.6 Drift Waves Paradigms: Hasegawa-Mima and Hasegawa-Wakatani Models; References; 4. Two-Component Magnetohydrodynamics; 4.1 Collisional Transport Equations; 4.2 Current, Density and Temperature Gradient Driven Drift Modes; 4.2.1 Ion acoustic waves and the thermal mode; 4.2.2 Ion temperature gradient instability; 4.3 Closure Models for Coupled Chain of Fluid Moments; 4.3.1 Closure models for the chain of the fluid moments. 4.3.1.1 Examples of heat flux problem in fluid closures4.4 Pressure Gradient Driven Instabilities; 4.4.1 Scale invariance properties arising from an Ohm's law with electron inertia; 4.4.2 Scaling of correlation length and time; 4.4.3 Magnetic fiutter thermal transport; 4.4.4 Electron inertia Ohm's law; 4.5 Momentum Stress Tensor Stability Analysis; 4.6 Kinetic Ballooning Mode Instability; References; 5. Laboratory Experiments for Drift Waves; 5.1 Basic Laboratory Experiments for Drift Waves with Uniform Temperature Profiles; 5.2 Discovery of Drift Waves in Early Q-Machine Experiments.
Responsibility: Wendell Horton.

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The book explains how magnetized plasmas self-organize in states of electromagnetic turbulence that transports particles and energy out of the core plasma faster than anticipated by the fusion scientists designing magnetic confinement systems in the 20th.

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