Handbook on Plasma Instabilities

Handbook on Plasma Instabilities

Volume 2

1st Edition - January 28, 1978

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  • Author: Ferdinand F. Cap
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483270982

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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.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    List of Symbols

    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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  • No. of pages: 574
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1978
  • Published: January 28, 1978
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483270982

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Ferdinand F. Cap

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