Applied Atomic Collision Physics, Vol. 2

1st Edition - June 1, 1984

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  • Editors: C. F. Barnett, M. F. A. Harrison
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483218670

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Applied Atomic Collision Physics, Volume 2: Plasmas covers topics on magnetically confined plasmas. The book starts by providing the history of fusion research and describing the various approaches in both magnetically and inertially confined plasmas. The text then gives a general discussion of the basic concepts and properties in confinement and heating of a plasma. The theory of atomic collisions that result in excited quantum states, particularly highly ionized impurity atoms; and diverse diagnostic topics such as emission spectra, laser scattering, electron cyclotron emission, particle beams, and bremsstrahlung are also considered. The book further tackles heating of plasma by energetic particles; the boundary or edge plasma and particle-surface interactions; and the role of atomic physics in hot dense plasmas. Physicists and people involved in plasma and fusion energy studies will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors

    Treatise Preface


    1 Introduction

    I. Evolution of Atomic Physics in Fusion Research

    II. Approaches to Fusion

    III. Atomic Physics in Fusion


    2 Basic Concepts of Fusion Research

    I. Introduction

    II. The Principles of a D-T Fusion Reactor

    III. Magnetic Confinement of Fusion Plasmas

    IV. Energy Balance Conditions in a Magnetically Confined Fusion Plasma

    V. Auxiliary Heating

    VI. Inertial Confinement


    3 Atomic Radiation from Low Density Plasma

    I. Preliminary Discussion

    II. The Boltzmann Equation

    III. Components of the Statistical Balance Equations

    IV. The Collective Viewpoint of Ionization and Recombination

    V. The Distribution among the Stages of Ionization

    VI. Spectral Line Intensities

    VII. Radiated Power Loss


    4 Properties of Magnetically Confined Plasmas in Tokamaks

    I. Introduction

    II. Magnetic Configuration

    III. Moment Equations

    IV. Particle Balance

    V. Energy Balance

    VI. Impurity Transport


    5 Diagnostics

    5A Diagnostics Based on Emission Spectra

    I. Introduction

    II. Ionization Equilibrium

    III. Atomic Level Populations

    IV. Spectral Features and Their Diagnostic Application to Fusion Plasmas

    V. Neutral-Beam Spectroscopy

    VI. Basic Atomic Physics


    5B Laser Diagnostics

    I. Introduction

    II. Faraday Rotation

    III. Interferometry

    IV. Thomson Scattering


    5C Plasma Diagnostics Using Electron Cyclotron Emission

    I. Introduction

    II. The Theory of Electron Cyclotron Emission

    III. Instrumentation

    IV. Applications

    V. Concluding Remarks


    5D Particle Plasma Diagnostics

    I. Introduction

    II. Particle Diagnostic Atomic Physics

    III. Neutral-Particle Spectrometers Used in Determining Ion Temperatures

    IV. Plasma Ion Density and Effective Charge by Neutral-Beam Attenuation

    V. Beam Scattering Diagnostics

    VI. Impurity Ion Density

    VII. Magnetic Field Measurements

    VIII. Heavy-Ion Beam Probe


    5E The Electron Bremsstrahlung Spectrum from Neutral Atoms and Ions

    I. Introduction

    II. Bremsstrahlung in a Plasma: Observables and Assumptions

    III. Coulomb Spectrum

    IV. Atomic Electron Screening Effects for an Isolated Atom or Ion

    V. End Points of the Spectrum: Elastic Scattering and Direct Radiative Recombination

    VI. Angular Distributions and Polarization Correlations

    VII. Bremsstrahlung Emission in Hot Dense Plasmas


    6 Heating of Plasma by Energetic Particles

    6A Introduction


    6B Trapping and Thermalization of Fast Ions

    I. Introduction

    II. Fast-Ion Deposition

    III. The Slowing Down of the Fast Ions

    IV. Energy and Momentum Transfer Rates

    V. Effect on Plasma Temperature, Current, and Rotation


    6C Neutral-Beam Formation and Transport

    I. Introduction

    II. Ion Beam Extraction and Acceleration

    III. Plasma Sources for Positive Ions

    IV. Beam Transport in a Gas Neutralizer

    V. Negative-Ion Beams


    6D Alpha-Particle Heating

    I. Alpha-Particle Production and Heating

    II. Fast-Alpha-Particle Diagnostics

    III. Alpha-Particle Ash


    7 Boundary Plasma

    I. Description of the Boundary Region

    II. The Boundary of a Toroidal Device

    III. The Sheath and Long-Range Electric Field Regions

    IV. Particle-Surface Interactions

    V. Atomic Processes in the Boundary Plasma

    VI. Significance of the Boundary Plasma


    8 Atomic Phenomena in Hot Dense Plasmas

    I. Introduction

    II. The Plasma Environment

    III. Perturbations of Atomic Structure

    IV. Perturbations of Atomic Collisions

    V. Formation of Spectral Lines

    VI. Dielectronic Recombination



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  • No. of pages: 516
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1984
  • Published: June 1, 1984
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483218670

About the Editors

C. F. Barnett

M. F. A. Harrison

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