Referred to as the "Bible" by researchers, the work encompasses fusion and industrial applications essential in plasma research. It is the only comprehensive resource specific to the plasma scattering technique. It provides a wide-range of experimental examples and discussion of their principles with worked examples to assist researchers in applying the theory.
- Computing techniques for solving basic equations helps researchers compare data to the actual experiment
- New material on advances on the experimental side, such as the application of high density plasmas of inertial fusion
- Worked out examples of the scattering technique for easier comprehension of theory
1.Introduction; 2.Scattered Power Spectrum; 3.Scattering Spectrum from a Low-Temperature Plasma; 4.Incoherent Scattering from a Low-Temperature Plasma; 5.Constraints on Scattering Experiments; 6.Optical Systems; 7. Scattering from a Low-Temperature Stable Plasma, B=0: Experiment; 8. Scattering for a Magnetized Plasma; 9. Scattering from a High-Temperature Plasma; 10. Scattering from Warm Dense Plasma; 11. Scattering from Unstable Plasma; Appendices: A. Mathematical Methods; B. Kinetic Theory of a Plasma; C. Computational Techniques; D. Review of Work On Scattering of Radiation from Plasmas; E. Physical Constants and Formulas
"I expect that the revised version of the original book of John Sheffield will be used as a standard text book for students and for researchers (especially diagnosticians) in a very wide field of plasma applications (going from low temperature industrial plasmas, via high temperature fusion plasmas to ultra-dense plasmas used in inertial fusion). The balance between theory (and the accompanying mathematics) and the description of experimental applications is very good. I enjoyed reading the book (but didn’t have time yet to solve all problems on my own without sneaking in the solutions). I will certainly use the book in my courses for Master and Graduate students, and I warmly recommend it to anyone working in the field of scattering of radiation in plasmas."--Fusion Science & Technology