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Theory of tokamak plasmas

Abstract

The book covers the consequences of ideal and resistive magnetohydrodynamics, these theories being responsible for most of what is well understood regarding the physics of tokamak discharges. The focus is on the description of equilibria, the linear and nonlinear theory of large scale modes, and single particle guiding center motion, including simple neoclassical effects. modern methods of general magnetic coordinates are used, and the student is introduced to the onset of chaos in Hamiltonian systems in the discussion of destruction of magnetic surfaces. Much of the book is devoted to the description of the limitations placed on tokamak operating parameters given by ideal and resistive modes, and current ideas about how to extend and optimize these parameters. (author). refs.; figs.
Authors:
White, R B [1] 
  1. Princeton Univ., NJ (USA). Plasma Physics Lab.
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1989
Product Type:
Book
Reference Number:
AIX-21-050984; EDB-90-144307
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Includes subject index
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; TOKAMAK DEVICES; EQUILIBRIUM PLASMA; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS; PLASMA WAVES; GUIDING-CENTER APPROXIMATION; MAGNETIC FLUX COORDINATES; NEOCLASSICAL TRANSPORT THEORY; OSCILLATION MODES; TOROIDAL CONFIGURATION; ANNULAR SPACE; CLOSED CONFIGURATIONS; CLOSED PLASMA DEVICES; CONFIGURATION; COORDINATES; CURVILINEAR COORDINATES; FLUID MECHANICS; HYDRODYNAMICS; MAGNETIC FIELD CONFIGURATIONS; MECHANICS; PLASMA; SPACE; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; TRANSPORT THEORY; 700101* - Fusion Energy- Plasma Research- Confinement, Heating, & Production; 700107 - Fusion Energy- Plasma Research- Instabilities
OSTI ID:
6899469
Country of Origin:
Netherlands
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN: 0 444 87481 X
Submitting Site:
NLN
Size:
Pages: (373 p)
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

White, R B. Theory of tokamak plasmas. Netherlands: N. p., 1989. Web.
White, R B. Theory of tokamak plasmas. Netherlands.
White, R B. 1989. "Theory of tokamak plasmas." Netherlands.
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