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Handbook on Plasma Instabilities - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121591038, 9781483271057

Handbook on Plasma Instabilities

1st Edition

Volume 3

Author: Ferdinand F. Cap
eBook ISBN: 9781483271057
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1982
Page Count: 494
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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.

Table of Contents


Contents of Volumes 1 and 2

List of Symbols

18 Feedback and Dynamic Stabilization

18.1 Fundamentals

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

20.2 Lasers

20.3 Plasma Production and Heating

20.4 Critical Density and Profile Modification

20.5 Light Reflection and Absorption

20.6 Instabilities

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

22.5 Magnetospheres

22.6 Waves and Particle Emissions, Cosmic Rays, Pulsars, and Quasars

22.7 Shock Waves, Turbulence, Dynamo Effect



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