Plasma Transport, Heating and MHD Theory - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080234267, 9781483139432

Plasma Transport, Heating and MHD Theory

1st Edition

Proceedings of the Workshop, Varenna, Italy, 12-16 September 1977

Editors: T. Stringer R. Pozzoli E. Sindoni
eBook ISBN: 9781483139432
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1978
Page Count: 440
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Plasma Transport, Heating and MHD Theory provides information pertinent to the theory of plasma transport, heating, and MHD. This book describes the resistive steady states of elliptical cross-section plasmas.

Organized into five parts encompassing 28 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the effects due to instabilities excited in the low-density regime of tokamaks by runaway electrons via the cyclotron resonance. This text then examines the formulation of transport theory, which is applied to transport in tokamak due to trapped-particle instabilities in the quasi-linear stage. Other chapters consider the stability of the boundary regions of gas insulated plasmas. This book discusses as well the zero-dimensional or point model of the Elmo Bumpy Torus (EBT) experiment in which spatial dependences are eliminated by replacing all plasma gradients by characteristic scale lengths equal to the plasma minor radius. The final chapter deals with anomalous transport theory.

This book is a valuable resource for plasma physicists.

Table of Contents


Introductory Talk

Modes & Instabilities

Electrons of High Perpendicular Energy in the Low-Density Regime of Tokamaks

Modulational Instability in a Magnetic Field

Non-Thermal Emission at the Plasma Frequency

Asymptotic Theory of Dissipative Trapped Electron Mode Overlapping Many Rational Surfaces

Nonlinear Stabilization of Drift Waves

MHD Theory, Transport Phenomena and Codes

The Makokot Simulation Code

Theory of Anomalous Transport Due to Electrostatic Fluctuations

Quasi-Linear Theory of Heat Flow and Diffusion in a Tokamak

Quasi-Linear Theory of a Toroidal Plasma in the Slide-Away Regime

Resistive Steady States of Elliptical Cross-Section Plasmas

Integral Invariants and Quasi-MHD Nonlinear Dissipation

MHD Stability for a Spherator with a Purely Poloidal Magnetic Field


RF-Heating in Stationary Systems

Lower Hybrid Resonance Heating

Magneto-Acoustic Resonance Heating in the Ion-Cyclotron Frequency Domain

Wave Propagation and Absorption near the Electron-Cyclotron Layer in the THOR Device

Stochastic Heating of an Ion Beam by Lower Hybrid Waves

Heating of Thermonuclear Toroidal Plasmas

Conclusions on RF Heating Contributions Presented at the Varenna International School of Plasma Physics 1977


On the Stability of Low Frequency Current Driven Modes in the Boundary Layers of Gas Insulated Plasmas

Experimental Results on the Erasmus Tokamak

Experiments in the FOM-Instituut voor Plasmafysica at Jutphaas, The Netherlands

Prevision of the Plasma Parameters and Regimes in the Thor Tokamak

Joule Current Inhibition in the Heliotron D Device

Heliotron E Project

Plasma Physics Research at the Australian National University

Point Model Calculations of EBT Performance

Status Report on the FT Tokamak

Concluding Discussions on Workshop

List of Participants

Subject Index


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T. Stringer

R. Pozzoli

E. Sindoni

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