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Handbook on Plasma Instabilities - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121591021, 9781483270982

Handbook on Plasma Instabilities

1st Edition

Volume 2

Author: Ferdinand F. Cap
eBook ISBN: 9781483270982
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1978
Page Count: 574
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Handbook on Plasma Instabilities, Volume 2 consists of four chapters on plasma instabilities. Chapter 14 discusses the various aspects of microinstabilities. Beam-plasma systems are covered in Chapter 15, while the various stabilization methods are presented in Chapter 16. This book concludes with deliberations on parametric effects in Chapter 17. Other topics discussed include the microinstabilities of a homogeneous unmagnetized plasma; kinetic theory of macroscopic instabilities; basic beam physics; and beam-plasma instabilities. The magnetic field configuration stabilization; macroscopic nonmagnetic stabilization methods; parametric instabilities in homogeneous unmagnetized plasmas; and parametric effects in bounded and inhomogeneous plasmas are also elaborated in this text. This publication is beneficial to students and researchers conducting work on unstable plasma.

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Contents of Volumes 1 and 3

14 Microinstabilities

14.1 Classification of Microinstabilities and the Gardner-Newcomb Theorem

14.2 Microinstabilities of a Homogeneous Unmagnetized Plasma

14.3 Microinstabilities of a Homogeneous Magnetized Plasma with Isotropic Distribution Function

14.4 Microinstabilities of a Homogeneous Magnetized Plasma with an Anisotropic Distribution Function

14.5 Microinstabilities in an Inhomogeneous Plasma

14.6 Collisional Microinstabilities

14.7 Kinetic Theory of Macroscopic Instabilities

14.8 Trapped Particle Instabilities

14.9 Instabilities in Charge Excess Plasmas

14.10 Anomalous Transport

14.11 Scaling Laws and Discharge Regimes

15 Beam Plasma Systems

15.1 Basic Beam Physics

15.2 Beam-Plasma Instabilities

15.3 Nonlinear Beam Problems

15.4 Beam Heating of Plasmas

16 Methods of Stabilization

16.1 Magnetic Field Configuration Stabilization

16.2 Macroscopic Nonmagnetic Stabilization Methods

16.3 Microscopic Stabilization Methods

17 Parametric Effects

17.1 Basic Concepts

17.2 Parametric Instabilities in Homogeneous Unmagnetized Plasmas

17.3 Parametric Instabilities in Homogeneous Magnetized Plasmas

17.4 Parametric Effects in Bounded and Inhomogeneous Plasmas

17.5 Relativistic and Beam Effects

17.6 Nonlinear Effects


Errors in Volume 1

Subject Index


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