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Handbook on Plasma Instabilities, Volume 3, is primarily intended to serve as a sourcebook for obtaining quick information and literature references pertaining to a specific topic. Such a handbook has to be formulated in a way that enables understanding of any one section without requiring full understanding of any other section. Volume 1 (Chapters 1-13) presents the fundamental concepts of plasma physics with applications, and has more the nature of a textbook treating basic plasma physics, containment, waves, and macroscopic instabilities. Volume 2 (Chapters 14-17) covers various aspects of microinstabilities, beam plasma systems, stabilization methods, and parametric effects. The present volume (Chapters 18-22) starts with a discussion on feedback and dynamic stabilization using parametric and other effects. It then treats nonlinear effects and laser-plasma systems. One chapter is devoted to applications and use of instabilities. It concludes with a report on plasma waves and instabilities in cosmic space.
Contents of Volumes 1 and 2
List of Symbols
18 Feedback and Dynamic Stabilization
18.2 Theory of Feedback Stabilization
18.3 Feedback Stabilization of Macroscopic Instabilities
18.4 Feedback Stabilization of Microscopic Instabilities
18.5 Theory of Dynamic Stabilization
18.6 Dynamic Stabilization of Macroscopic Instabilities
18.7 Dynamic Stabilization of Microscopic Instabilities
18.8 Nonlinear Effects in Feedback and Dynamic Stabilization
19 Nonlinear Effects
19.1 Classification and Survey
19.2 Large Amplitude Waves and Solitons
19.3 Wave-Wave Interaction
19.4 Nonlinear Wave-Particle Interaction
19.5 Nonlinear Stabilization of Instabilities
19.6 Turbulence, Fluctuations, and Turbulent Transport
19.7 Plasma Echoes
19.8 Intrinsic Nonlinear Instabilities
19.9 Nonlinear Mathematical and Numerical Methods
20 Laser Plasmas
20.1 Laser Fusion
20.3 Plasma Production and Heating
20.4 Critical Density and Profile Modification
20.5 Light Reflection and Absorption
20.7 Generation of Harmonics and Nonlinear Effects
20.8 Spontaneous Generation of Magnetic Fields
21 Applications and Use of Instabilities and Waves
21.1 Plasma Heating Methods
21.2 Radiofrequency Heating
21.3 Heating by Instabilities and by Electrostatic Waves
21.4 Current Drive, Particle Acceleration, and Other Applications
21.5 Turbulent and Stochastic Heating
21.6 Instabilities in Solid State Plasmas
22 Plasm a Instabilities in Cosmic Space
22.1 Solar and Stellar Plasma
22.2 Solar Wind, Interplanetary, and Interstellar Plasma
22.3 Particle Trapping and the Radiation Belts
22.4 The Ionosphere
22.6 Waves and Particle Emissions, Cosmic Rays, Pulsars, and Quasars
22.7 Shock Waves, Turbulence, Dynamo Effect
Errata for Volumes 1 and 2
- No. of pages:
- © Academic Press 1982
- 28th January 1982
- Academic Press
- eBook ISBN:
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