Plasma Physics for Controlled Fusion

  • Kenro Miyamoto

Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 92)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  20. Back Matter
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About this book


This new edition presents the essential theoretical and analytical methods needed to understand the recent fusion research of tokamak and alternate approaches. The author describes magnetohydrodynamic and kinetic theories of cold and hot plasmas in detail. The book covers new important topics for fusion studies such as plasma transport by drift turbulence, which depend on the magnetic configuration and zonal flows. These are universal phenomena of microturbulence. They can modify the onset criterion for turbulent transport, instabilities driven by energetic particles as well as alpha particle generation and typical plasma models for computer simulation. The fusion research of tokamaks with various new versions of H modes are explained. The design concept of ITER, the international tokamak experimental reactor, is described for inductively driven operations as well as steady-state operations using non-inductive drives. Alternative approaches of reversed-field pinch and its relaxation process, stellator including quasi-symmetric system, open-end system of tandem mirror and inertial confinement are also explained. Newly added and updated topics in this second edition include zonal flows, various versions of H modes, and steady-state operations of tokamak, the design concept of ITER, the relaxation process of RFP, quasi-symmetric stellator, and tandem mirror. The book addresses graduate students and researchers in the field of controlled fusion.   


Plasma Transport by Drift Turbulence Zonal Flow MHD and Micro-Instabilities Instability Driven by Energetic Particles Heating and Current Drive ITER Tokamak Reversed Field Pinch Tokamak Tandem Mirror Inertial Confinement

Authors and affiliations

  • Kenro Miyamoto
    • 1
  1. 1.TokyoJapan

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