Instabilities in a Confined Plasma (Series in Plasma Physics 3)

Instabilities in a Confined Plasma (Series in Plasma Physics 3)

By: A. B. Mikhailovskii (author)Hardback

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Instabilities in a Confined Plasma is entirely devoted to a theoretical exposition of the subject of plasma instabilities in confined systems. The book is an important contribution to the study of plasma instabilities, not only in fusion devices such as the Tokamak but also in astrophysical phenomena. It covers toroidal confinement systems, internal MHD modes, small-scale MHD instabilities, MHD internal kink modes, MHD modes in collisionless and neoclassical regimes, drift-MHD modes, external kink modes, and Alfven eigenmodes.

Contents

EQUILIBRIUM OF A PLASMA IN TOROIDAL CONFINEMENT SYSTEMS General results of equilibrium theory Equilibrium of a plasma in axisymmetric systems Equilibrium of a plasma in systems without axial symmetry INTERNAL MHD MODES IN THE CYLINDRICAL APPROXIMATION Description of MHD perturbations in a cylindrical plasma Ideal MHD internal modes Resistive MHD modes in a cylindrical plasma SMALL-SCALE MHD INSTABILITIES IN TOROIDAL CONFINEMENT SYSTEMS Description of marginally-stable small-scale ideal perturbations Small-scale MHD stability of a plasma in tokamaks Small-scale MHD stability of a plasma in complex magnetic systems Growth rates of ideal small-scale modes Resistive small-scale MHD modes in a toroidal geometry MHD INTERNAL KINK MODES IN TOROIDAL GEOMETRY Description of ideal kink modes in toroidal geometry Ideal internal kink modes in toroidal confinement systems with low- and finite-pressure plasma Ideal internal kink modes in toroidal systems with high-pressure plasma Resistive internal kink modes in toroidal systems MHD MODES IN COLLISIONLESS AND NEOCLASSICAL REGIMES Description of equilibrium and perturbations in collisionless and neoclassical plasmas Effects of plasma pressure anisotropy on MHD stability Effect of trapped particles on MHD stability Description of longitudinal viscosity in the MHD modes MHD modes in a viscous plasma DRIFT-MHD MODES Ideal drift-MHD modes Resistive drift-MHD modes Neoclassical resistive drift-MHD modes Semicollisional drift-MHD modes Interaction of energetic trapped particles with MHD modes EXTERNAL KINK MODES Ideal external kink modes Resistive-wall mode instability Stabilization of resistive-wall mode instability in a tokamak with rotating plasma ALFVEN EIGENMODES AND THEIR INTERACTION WITH ENERGETIC PARTICLES Toroidicity-induced Alfven eigenmodes Kinetic toroidicity-induced Alfven eigenmodes Interaction of energetic particles with TAE modes and KTAE modes

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  • ISBN13: 9780750305327
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 462
  • ID: 9780750305327
  • weight: 930
  • ISBN10: 0750305320

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