Electromagnetic Waves for Thermonuclear Fusion Research by Ernesto Mazzucato

By Ernesto Mazzucato

The technological know-how of magnetically restricted plasmas covers the complete spectrum of physics from classical and relativistic electrodynamics to quantum mechanics. over the past sixty years of analysis, our preliminary primitive realizing of plasma physics has made awesome growth because of a number of experiments — from tabletop units with plasma temperatures of some millions of levels and confinement instances of below a hundred microseconds, to massive tokamaks with plasma temperatures of as much as million levels and confinement instances coming near near one moment. We chanced on that plasma confinement is impaired by way of various instabilities resulting in turbulent tactics with scales starting from the plasma dimension to some millimeters. realizing those phenomena, that have bogged down growth in the direction of a fusion reactor, calls for using very refined diagnostic instruments, a lot of which hire electromagnetic waves.

The fundamental aim of this booklet is to debate the elemental physics upon which the appliance of electromagnetic waves to the examine of magnetically constrained plasmas is based.

Contents:

  • Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion
  • Electron Waves
  • Inhomogeneous Plasmas
  • Refractive Index Measurements
  • Wave Propagation in Turbulent Plasmas
  • Non-Collective Scattering
  • Plasma Reflectometry
  • Electron Cyclotron Waves in sizzling Plasmas
  • Electron Cyclotron Emission

Readership: complex scholars and pros who're attracted to thermonuclear plasmas.

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