Plasma Transport, Heating and MHD Theory

Plasma Transport, Heating and MHD Theory

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

1st Edition - January 1, 1978

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  • Editors: T. Stringer, R. Pozzoli, E. Sindoni
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483139432

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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

  • Foreword

    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 440
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1978
  • Published: January 1, 1978
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483139432

About the Editors

T. Stringer

R. Pozzoli

E. Sindoni

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