Fusion Plasma Physics
1. Edition August 2005
XIV, 557 Pages, Softcover
This graduate textbook assembles the material for a modern course in this rapidly evolving field, introducing the fundamentals of fusion plasma physics while compiling the latest topics in a systematic and concise way. Each chapter is rounded off with a set of exercises.
Nuclear fusion has the potential to become the most important energy source of the new century. But still many problems, as e.g. the confinement of the plasma, are not yet solved. Thus they are subject to intense research which drives a rapid evolvement of this field of nuclear physics, and generates the need for an up-to-date textbook for graduate students.
This state-of-the-art textbook assembles the material for a modern course, and is aimed at graduate and advanced undergraduate students. It both introduces the fundamental principles and theories of fusion plasma physics, and presents the most recent topics from various sources in a systematic and concise way. Each chapter is rounded off with a set of exercises.
Motion of Charged Particles
Heating and Current Drive
Neutral Particle Transport
Fusion Reactors and Neutron Sources