Handbook on Plasma Instabilities

Handbook on Plasma Instabilities

Volume 3

1st Edition - January 28, 1982

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  • Author: Ferdinand F. Cap
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483271057

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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

  • Preface

    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



    Errata for Volumes 1 and 2

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  • No. of pages: 494
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1982
  • Published: January 28, 1982
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483271057

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