9780521807982

Collisional Transport in Magnetized Plasmas

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521807982

  • ISBN10:

    0521807980

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-01-21
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

Collisional transport theory is of central importance to modern plasma physics. This book provides a self-contained treatment of the subject, starting from elementary concepts and developing the theory through to the research frontier. Basic tools of kinetic plasma theory, such as the drift kinetic equation and the Coulomb collision operator, are derived, and are then used to calculate classical and neoclassical transport occurring in high-temperature plasmas. Important phenomena such as neo-classical diffusion, bootstrap current, and plasma rotation are carefully explained. Students, theoreticians and experimentalists in both fusion and space plasma physics will benefit from this book, which emerged from a graduate student level course taught at MIT.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Kinetic and fluid descriptions of a plasma
3. The collision operator
4. Plasma fluid equations
5. Transport of a cylindrical plasma
6. Particle motion
7. Toroidal plasma
8. Transport in toroidal plasmas
9. Transport in the Pfirsch-Schlü
ter regime
10. Transport in the plateau regime
11. Transport in the banana regime
12. The moment approach to neoclassical theory
13. Advanced topics
14. Experimental evidence for neoclassical transport.

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