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Parks, G. Physics of Space Plasmas. ISBN: Piddington, J. Cosmic Electrodynamics, 2nd ed. Malabar, FL: R. Krieger, Raizer, I. Gas Discharge Physics. Laser-Induced Discharge Phenomena. Both global warming and oil shortage can be solved by controlled fusion, a clean power source that will serve mankind for millennia.
The idea of hydrogen fusion as well as its difficulties are presented in non-technical language to dispel the notion that fusion is always 50 years away. This book also summarizes the evidence for climate change and explains the principles of both fossil and "green" energy sources to show that fusion is the best alternative for central-station power in the near term as well as the far future. Reece From Preface: "This two-volume work is intended to provide a description of plasmarelated devices and processes which are used industrially.
The text assumes that the average student or in-service engineer using it has not recently taken a course in plasma physics, and possesses a background in physics and calculus that ended at the sophomore level. This book is intended to be used as a textbook at the senior or first-year graduate level by students from all engineering and physical science disciplines, and as a reference source by in-service engineers. Instabilities in Space and Laboratory Plasmas by D. Melrose ISBN: This book is an introductory account of instabilities in plasma. It concentrates on laboratory plasmas, such as those encountered in fusion research, and the space plasmas studied in physics of the magnetosphere and solar atmosphere.
This account bridges the gap between a graduate textbook on plasma physics and specialist monographs. An important feature is the stress placed on the similarities between astrophysical and laboratory plasmas, which are traditionally regarded as quite separate. The natural way in which the author unifies the treatment gives a wider perspective to the subject.
Professor Melrose is an expert in plasma astrophysics, and has already written a two-volume book on that topic. Interaction of High-Power Lasers with Plasmas by Eliezer, Shalom From Preface: "This book covers the physics of high-power laser interaction with plasmas, a subject related to both fundamental physics and the applied sciences. The plasma medium varies from low densities dilute gases to very high densities highly-compressed solid state.
The relevant temperatures can change over many orders of magnitude, and electric and magnetic fields can reach enormously high values. Complex plasmas differ from traditional plasmas in many ways: these are low-temperature high pressure systems containing nanometer to micrometer size particles which may be highly charged and strongly interacting.
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The particles may be chemically reacting or be in contact with solid surfaces, and the electrons may show quantum behaviour. These interesting properties have led to many applications of complex plasmas in technology, medicine and science. Yet complex plasmas are extremely complicated, both experimentally and theoretically, and require a variety of new approaches which go beyond standard plasma physics courses. This book fills this gap presenting an introduction to theory, experiment and computer simulation in this field. Based on tutorial lectures at a very successful recent Summer Institute, the presentation is ideally suited for graduate students, plasma physicists and experienced undergraduates.
Introduction to dusty plasma physics by Shukla, P. ISBN: X. From Preface: "This book presents an up-to-date account of collective processes in dusty plasmas. This is a new frontier in applied physics and modern technology Introduction to Inertial Confinement Fusion by Pfalzner, Susanne Newcomers to the field of inertial confinement fusion ICF often have difficulty establishing a clear picture of the overall field.
The reason for this is because, while there are many books devoted to special topics within the field, there is none that provides an overview of the field as a whole. An Introduction to Inertial Confinement Fusion fills this gap with an overview of the processes involved in ICF presented at an accessible level. After a broad overview, the book follows the processes from the driver technology to burn physics in chronological order. As each topic appears, the author details the physical concepts and obstacles. The book concludes with a look to the future prospects of the field.
Introduction to Plasma Dynamics by A. Morozov ISBN: As the twenty-first century progresses, plasma technology will play an increasing role in our lives, providing new sources of energy, ion—plasma processing of materials, wave electromagnetic radiation sources, space plasma thrusters, and more. Studies of the plasma state of matter not only accelerate technological developments but also improve the understanding of natural phenomena.
Beginning with an introduction to the characteristics and types of plasmas, Introduction to Plasma Dynamicscovers the basic models of classical diffuse plasmas used to describe such phenomena as linear and shock waves, stationary flows, elements of plasma chemistry, and principles of plasma lasers. The author presents specific examples to demonstrate how to use the models and to familiarize readers with modern plasma technologies.
The book describes structures of magnetic fields—one- and zero-dimensional plasma models. It considers single-, two-, and multi-component simulation models, kinetics and ionization processes, radiation transport, and plasma interaction with solid surfaces.
The text also examines self-organization and general problems associated with instabilities in plasma systems. This text provides wide-range coverage of issues related to plasma dynamics, with a final chapter addressing advanced plasma technologies, including plasma generators, plasma in the home, space propulsion engines, and controlled thermonuclear fusion. It demonstrates how to approach the analysis of complex plasma systems, taking into account the diversity of plasma environments. Presenting a well-rounded introduction to plasma dynamics, the book takes into consideration the models of plasma phenomena and their relationships to one another as well as their applications.
From the Preface: "This book is based on a one-semester course offered at Princeton University to advanced undergraduates majoring in physics, astrophysics or engineering physics. If the more advanced material, identified by an asterisk after the Chapter heading or Section heading, is included then the book would also be suitable as an introductory text for graduate students entering the field of plasma physics.
From Preface: "This book is based on lectures given at the Ruhr-University of Bochum for graduate and postgraduates students starting their studies on plasma physics, but it is as well directed at established researchers who are newcomers to spectroscopy and need quick access to the diagnostics of plasmas ranging from low to high density technical systems at low temperatures as well from low to high density hot plasmas.
Basic ideas and fundamental concepts are briefly introduced as is typical instrumentation from the X-ray to the infrared spectral regions. Examples, techniques, and methods illustrate the possibilities. Introduction to the Physics of Highly Charged Ions From the Preface: "This textbook has been prepared to provide an overview of modern atomic physics with highly charged ions. It aims to serve as an introductory course on the subject for graduate and postgraduate students, as well as specialists in the field who will be able to find a reasonable mixture of fundamentals and practical applications for their research.
This combination of text and reference book describes the physical, plasma and chemical processes controlling the behavior of ionospheres, upper atmospheres and exospheres. It summarises the structure, chemistry, dynamics and energetics of the terrestrial ionosphere and other solar system bodies, and discusses the processes, mechanisms and transport equations for solving fundamental research problems.
This second edition incorporates new results, model developments and interpretations from the last 10 years. It includes the latest material on neutral atmospheres; the terrestrial ionosphere at low, middle and high latitudes; and planetary atmospheres and ionospheres, where results from recent space missions have yielded fresh data. Appendices outline physical constants, mathematical formulas, transport coefficients, and other important parameters for ionospheric calculations. This is an essential resource for researchers studying ionospheres, upper atmospheres, aeronomy and plasma physics.
It is also an ideal textbook for graduate-level courses, with supplementary problem sets, and solutions for instructors at www. This book results from recent studies aimed at answering questions raised by astrophycists who use values of transport coefficients that are old and often unsatisfactory. The few books dealing with the rigorous kinetic theory of a ionized plasma are based on the so called Landau Fokker-Planck equation and they seldom relate the microscopic results with their macroscopic counterpart provided by classical non-equilibrium thermodynamics.
In this book both issues are thoroughly covered. Part I: Fundamentals covers the basic areas of gases and plasmas, and the laser and detection hardware that is needed to measure them. Part II: Applications and Measurements contains descriptions of specific experiments in each of the research fields mentioned above. Laser-Plasma Interactions by Cairns, R.
Exploring the most exciting and topical areas in this field, Laser-Plasma Interactions focuses on the interaction of intense laser radiation with plasma. After discussing the basic theory of the interaction of intense electromagnetic radiation fields with matter, the book covers three applications of intense fields in plasma: inertial fusion, wakefield accelerators, and advanced radiation sources. In Lightning Physics and Lightning Protection the authors provide a comprehensive and up-to-date review of lightning, including its hazards and protection techniques. This book provides a comprehensive overview of low temperature plasma generation, experimental methods, diagnostics, and novel applications.
The first section describes basic principles of low temperature plasma physics. The second section discusses simulations of low temperature plasmas, the two main streams to generate atmospheric pressure non-equilibrium plasmas microdischarge and nanosecond pulse discharge and plasma diagnostics methods.
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The last section deals with the broad range of applications, from synthesis of nanomaterials and environmental applications to treatment of biomaterials and plasma medicine. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory of magnetic field line reconnection, now a major subject in plasma physics. The book focuses on the various reconnection mechanisms dominating magnetic processes under the different plasma conditions encountered in astrophysical systems and in laboratory fusion devices. The book consists of two major parts: the first deals with the classical resistive approach, while the second presents an overview of weakly collisional or collisionless plasmas.
Applications primarily concern astrophysical phenomena and dynamo theory, with emphasis on the solar and geodynamo, as well as magnetospheric substorms, the most spectacular reconnection events in the magnetospheric plasma. The theoretical procedures and results also apply directly to reconnection processes in laboratory plasmas, in particular the sawtooth phenomenon in tokamaks. The book will be of value to graduate students and researchers interested in magnetic processes both in astrophysical and laboratory plasma physics.
This book presents an introduction to, and modern account of, magnetohydrodynamic MHD turbulence, an active field both in general turbulence theory and in various areas of astrophysics. The book starts by introducing the MHD equations, certain useful approximations and the transition to turbulence. The second part of the book covers incompressible MHD turbulence, the macroscopic aspects connected with the different self-organization processes, the phenomenology of the turbulence spectra, two-point closure theory, and intermittency.
The third considers two-dimensional turbulence and compressible in particular, supersonic turbulence. Because of the similarities in the theoretical approach, these chapters start with a brief account of the corresponding methods developed in hydrodynamic turbulence. The final part of the book is devoted to astrophysical applications: turbulence in the solar wind, in accretion disks, and in the interstellar medium. This book is suitable for graduate students and researchers working in turbulence theory, plasma physics and astrophysics.
From Preface: "The intention is to provide the theoretician and experimentalist with a coherent account of the important theoretical ideas that underpin current understanding of ultra-low-frequency wave phenomena in solar-terrestrial physics and that may be used to address future problems. This book aims at providing both students and experts with a description of one of these aspects, the resonant wave—particle interaction.
Microwave induced plasma has evolved considerably over the last two decades as an excitation source for optical emission spectrometric and as an ionization source for mass spectrometric techniques. These efforts have led to a better understanding of the basic science of the MIP-based techniques and have stimulated the need for the publication of comprehensive reference books on the theory and practices of the field, providing analytical spectroscopists with an integrated guide on how to apply these new techniques in the most effective manner.
This book is the most comprehensive recent publication on MIPs, consisting of 13 chapters, primarily involving the fundamentals, the instrumentation, and the methodologies of MIP-OES.
Diamond, Sanae-I. This three-volume series presents the ideas, models and approaches essential to understanding plasma dynamics and self-organization for researchers and graduate students in plasma physics, controlled fusion and related fields such as plasma astrophysics. Volume I develops the physical kinetics of plasma turbulence through a focus on quasi-particle models and dynamics. It discusses the essential physics concepts and theoretical methods for describing weak and strong fluid and phase space turbulence in plasma systems far from equilibrium.
This gives readers a deeper understanding of these related fields, and builds a foundation for future applications to multi-scale processes of self-organization in tokamaks and other confined plasmas. This book emphasizes the conceptual foundations and physical intuition underpinnings of plasma turbulence theory. Nonequilibrium phenomena in plasmas by Burton, W. This book presents studies of complexity in the context of nonequilibrium phenomena using theory, modeling, simulations, and experiments, both in the laboratory and in nature.
A self-contained introduction to magnetohydrodynamics MHD , with emphasis on nonlinear processes. Chapters 2 to 4 outline the conventional aspects of MHD theory, magnetostatic equilibrium and linear stability theory, which form a natural basis for the topics in the subsequent chapters.
The main part, chapters 5 to 7, presents nonlinear theory, starting with the evolutions and saturations of individual ideas and resistive instabilities, continuing with a detailed analysis of magnetic reconnection, and concluding with the most complex nonlinear behaviour, that of MHD turbulence. The last chapters describe three important applications of the theory: disruptive processes in tokamaks, MHD effects in reversed-field pinches, and solar flares. In the presentation the focus is more on physical mechanisms than on special formalisms. The book is essential reading for researchers and graduate students interested in MHD processes both in laboratory and in astrophysical plasmas.
Springer series on atomic, optical, and plasma physics, It is an eclectic compilation of mathematical and scientific formulas, and contains physical parameters pertinent to a variety of plasma regimes, ranging from laboratory devices to astrophysical objects. It became clear in the early days of fusion research that the effects of the containment vessel erosion of "impurities" degrade the overall fusion plasma performance.
Progress in controlled nuclear fusion research over the last decade has led to magnetically confined plasmas that, in turn, are sufficiently powerful to damage the vessel structures over its lifetime. This book reviews current understanding and concepts to deal with this remaining critical design issue for fusion reactors. Braams; P. Stott ISBN: More Info From the Preface: "In this book, we attempt to sketch the different paths followed by fusion research from initial ignorance to present understanding, be it the understanding of why a particular scheme would not work, or why it was more profitable to concentrate, at least for the time being, on the mainstream— tokamak development.
We do not regard ourselves as historians, but we hope that our account will help future historians as well as scientists in other fields to find their way through this difficult terrain. Physics and applications of complex plasmas by Vladimirov, Sergey V. From Preface: "The physics of complex plasma systems containing a colloid "macroscopic" particle component "dust" is a rapidly emerging area at the forefront of the physics and chemistry of plasmas and gas discharges, space physics and astrophysics, and materials science and engineering. Treumann ISBN: The present book provides a contemporary systematic treatment of shock waves in high-temperature collisionless plasmas as are encountered in near Earth space and in Astrophysics.
It consists of two parts. Such shocks are naturally magnetised implying that the magnetic field plays an important role in their evolution and dynamics. This part treats subcritical shocks which dissipate flow energy by generating anomalous resistance or viscosity. The main emphasis is, however, on super-critical shocks where the anomalous dissipation is insufficient to retard the upstream flow. These shocks, depending on the direction of the upstream magnetic field, are distinguished as quasi-perpendicular and quasi-parallel shocks which exhibit different behaviours, reflecting particles back upstream and generating high electromagnetic wave intensities.
Particle acceleration and turbulence at such shocks become possible and important. Part II treats planetary bow shocks and the famous Heliospheric Termination shock as examples of two applications of the theory developed in part I. Physics of Inertial Fusion: Beam Plasma Interaction, Hydrodynamics, Hot Dense Matter by Atzeni, Stefano Abstract: The book is devoted to targets for nuclear fusion by inertial confinement and to the various branches of physics involved. It first discusses fusion reactions and general requirements for fusion energy production.
It then introduces and illustrates the concept of inertial confinement fusion by spherical implosion, followed by detailed treatments of the physics of fusion ignition and burn, and of energy gain.
The next part of the book is mostly devoted to the underlying physics involved in inertial fusion, and covers hydrodynamics, hydrodynamic stability, radiative transport and equations-of-state of hot dense matter, laser and ion beam interaction with plasma. It discusses different approaches to inertial fusion direct-drive by laser, indirect-drive by laser or ion beams , including recent developments in fast ignition. The goal of the book is to give an introduction to this subject, and also to provide practical results even when derived on the basis of simplified models.
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Sanderson ISBN: The Physics of Plasmas provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject, illustrating the basic theory with examples drawn from fusion, space and astrophysical plasmas. A particular strength of the book is its discussion of the various models used to describe plasma physics and the relationships between them. These include particle orbit theory, fluid equations, ideal and resistive magnetohydrodynamics, wave equations and kinetic theory.
The reader will gain a firm grounding in the fundamentals, and develop this into an understanding of some of the more specialised topics. Throughout the text, there is an emphasis on the physical interpretation of plasma phenomena. Exercises are provided throughout. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students of physics, applied mathematics, astronomy and engineering will find a clear but rigorous explanation of the fundamental properties of plasmas with minimal mathematical formality.
This book will also appeal to research physicists, nuclear and electrical engineers.