Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion

Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion

The primary objectives of this book are, firstly, to present the essential theoretical background needed to understand recent fusion research and, secondly, to describe the current status of fusion research for graduate students and senior ...

Author: Kenro Miyamoto

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540242171

Category: Science

Page: 371

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The primary objectives of this book are, firstly, to present the essential theoretical background needed to understand recent fusion research and, secondly, to describe the current status of fusion research for graduate students and senior undergraduates. It will also serve as a useful reference for scientists and engineers working in the related fields. In Part I, Plasma Physics, the author explains the basics of magneto-hydrodynamics and kinetic theory in a simple and compact way and, at the same time, covers important new topics for fusion studies such as the ballooning representation, instabilities driven by energetic particles, and various plasma models for computer simulations. Part II, Controlled Nuclear Fusion, attempts to review the "big picture" in fusion research. Mathematical derivations are comprehensively explained to better enable readers to later concentrate on the physics. All important phenomena and technologies are addressed, with a particular emphasis on the topics of most concern in current research.
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Nuclear Fusion

Nuclear Fusion

The book features descriptive sections, in-depth explanations of certain physical and technical issues, scientific terms, and an extensive glossary that explains relevant abbreviations and acronyms.

Author: C.M. Braams

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0750307056

Category: Science

Page: 327

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Fusion research started over half a century ago. Although the task remains unfinished, the end of the road could be in sight if society makes the right decisions. Nuclear Fusion: Half a Century of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research is a careful, scholarly account of the course of fusion energy research over the past fifty years. The authors outline the different paths followed by fusion research from initial ignorance to present understanding. They explore why a particular scheme would not work and why it was more profitable to concentrate on the mainstream tokamak development. The book features descriptive sections, in-depth explanations of certain physical and technical issues, scientific terms, and an extensive glossary that explains relevant abbreviations and acronyms.
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Nuclear Fusion

Nuclear Fusion

The book features descriptive sections, in-depth explanations of certain physical and technical issues, scientific terms, and an extensive glossary that explains relevant abbreviations and acronyms.

Author: C.M. Braams

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420033786

Category: Science

Page: 327

View: 757

Fusion research started over half a century ago. Although the task remains unfinished, the end of the road could be in sight if society makes the right decisions. Nuclear Fusion: Half a Century of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research is a careful, scholarly account of the course of fusion energy research over the past fifty years. The authors outline the different paths followed by fusion research from initial ignorance to present understanding. They explore why a particular scheme would not work and why it was more profitable to concentrate on the mainstream tokamak development. The book features descriptive sections, in-depth explanations of certain physical and technical issues, scientific terms, and an extensive glossary that explains relevant abbreviations and acronyms.
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Plasma physics and controlled nuclear fusion research 1994

Plasma physics and controlled nuclear fusion research 1994

Author: International Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Nuclear Research (15th : 1994 : Seville, Spain)

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ISBN: 9201037953

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Nuclear Fusion Research

Nuclear Fusion Research

This book reviews current understanding and concepts to deal with this remaining critical design issue for fusion reactors.

Author: Robert E. H. Clark

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540273622

Category: Science

Page: 461

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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. It reviews both progress and open questions, largely in terms of available and sought-after plasma-surface interaction data and atomic/molecular data related to these "plasma edge" issues.
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Nuclear Fusion

Nuclear Fusion

The pursuit of nuclear fusion as an energy source requires a broad knowledge of several disciplines.

Author: Edward Morse

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319981706

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

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The pursuit of nuclear fusion as an energy source requires a broad knowledge of several disciplines. These include plasma physics, atomic physics, electromagnetics, materials science, computational modeling, superconducting magnet technology, accelerators, lasers, and health physics. Nuclear Fusion distills and combines these disparate subjects to create a concise and coherent foundation to both fusion science and technology. It examines all aspects of physics and technology underlying the major magnetic and inertial confinement approaches to developing nuclear fusion energy. It further chronicles latest developments in the field, and reflects the multi-faceted nature of fusion research, preparing advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics and engineering to launch into successful and diverse fusion-related research. Nuclear Fusion reflects Dr. Morse’s research in both magnetic and inertial confinement fusion, working with the world’s top laboratories, and embodies his extensive thirty-five year career in teaching three courses in fusion plasma physics and fusion technology at University of California, Berkeley.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

New Developments in Nuclear Fusion Research

New Developments in Nuclear Fusion Research

Provision for geological time-span disposal is not needed. This book brings together leading research in this field which will play a major role in the 21st century.

Author: Y. Nakamura

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1594544867

Category: Science

Page: 276

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Nuclear fusion is a process in which two nuclei join, forming a larger nucleus and releasing or absorbing energy. With some exceptions, nuclei lighter than iron release energy when they fuse, while heavier nuclei absorb energy; this is because iron has the largest binding energy. Nuclear fusion of light elements is the energy source which causes stars to shine and hydrogen bombs to explode. Nuclear fusion of heavy elements is part of the process that triggers supernovae. Nuclear fusion as an energy source has several advantages: It is vast, new source of energy; Fuels are plentiful; Inherently safe since any malfunction results in a rapid shutdown; No atmospheric pollution leading to acid rain or "greenhouse" effect; Radioactivity of the reactor structure, caused by the neutrons, decays rapidly and can be minimised by careful selection of low-activation materials. Provision for geological time-span disposal is not needed. This book brings together leading research in this field which will play a major role in the 21st century.
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Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion Research

Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion Research

The book further tackles the pinch and tokamak confinement devices; the stellarator confinement devices; the mirror devices; and the next generation tokamaks. The text also encompasses the fusion reactor studies; heating; and diagnostics.

Author: Richard D. Gill

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9781483217932

Category: Science

Page: 708

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Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion Research covers the theoretical and experimental aspects of plasma physics and nuclear fusion. The book starts by providing an overview and survey of plasma physics; the theory of the electrodynamics of deformable media and magnetohydrodynamics; and the particle orbit theory. The text also describes the plasma waves; the kinetic theory; the transport theory; and the MHD stability theory. Advanced theories such as microinstabilities, plasma turbulence, anomalous transport theory, and nonlinear laser plasma interaction theory are also considered. The book further tackles the pinch and tokamak confinement devices; the stellarator confinement devices; the mirror devices; and the next generation tokamaks. The text also encompasses the fusion reactor studies; heating; and diagnostics. Physicists and people involved in the study of plasma physics and nuclear fusion will find the book invaluable.
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Nuclear Fusion Research

Nuclear Fusion Research

This book reviews current understanding and concepts to deal with this remaining critical design issue for fusion reactors.

Author: Robert E. H. Clark

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540803807

Category: Science

Page: 461

View: 975

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. It reviews both progress and open questions, largely in terms of available and sought-after plasma-surface interaction data and atomic/molecular data related to these "plasma edge" issues.
Categories: Science

Plasma Physics for Nuclear Fusion

Plasma Physics for Nuclear Fusion

This book focuses on the properties of gaseous plasmas needed to attain controlled fusion reactions.

Author: Kenrō Miyamoto

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: UCAL:B4197151

Category: Science

Page: 610

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This book focuses on the properties of gaseous plasmas needed to attain controlled fusion reactions. Designed as a text for graduated and senior undergraduate students beginning the study of plasma physics as it relates to controlled nuclear fusion, the book should play a significant role in preparing a new generation of scientists and engineers to enter the important field of nuclear fusion research. It will also serve as a basic and exhaustive reference for professionals already involved in the field. The book consists of sixteen chapters, grouped into four major subject areas. The first five chapters develop the fundamentals of plasma physics and present the conditions of nuclear fusion reactions. The next four provide a magnetohydrodynamic description of plasmas, followed by four chapters that provide an explanation of wave phenomena and instabilities by means of a kinetic model. The three final chapters take up the problems of heating, diagnostics, and confinement. Some of the specific topics introduced are the Lawson condition, Boltzmann and Vlasov equations; plasma equilibrium; magnetohydrodynamic instabilities; waves in cold and hot plasmas; microinstabilities; fast neutral beam injection and wave heating; diagnostics employing microwaves, lasers, and energy analyzers. Plasma confinement in tokamaks and stellerators, multipole fields, mirrors, and cusps, as well as inertial confinement, are reviewed. References follow each chapter. There are four appendixes and an index.
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