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ISBN 9781138545540
March 18, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
152 Pages 95 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

The study of energetic particles in magnetic fusion plasmas is key to the development of the next generation of "burning" plasma fusion experiments, such as the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) and the Demonstration Power Station (DEMO). This book provides a comprehensive introduction and analysis of the latest experimental data on how fast ions behave in fusion grade plasmas, featuring the latest ground-breaking results from world leading machines such as the Joint European Torus (JET) and the Mega Ampere Spherical Tokamak (MAST). It also details Alfvenic instabilities, driven by energetic ions, which could cause the stochastic transport of energetic ions. MHD spectroscopy of plasma via observed Alfvenic waves and called "Alfvén spectroscopy" is introduced and several applications are presented.

This book will be of interest to graduate students, researchers, and academics studying fusion plasma physics.

Key Features:

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the field in one cohesive text, with main physics phenomena explained qualitatively first
  • Authored by an authority in the field, who draws on his extensive experience of working with energetic particles in fusion plasmas
  • Is suitable for extrapolating energetic particle phenomena in fusion to other types of plasmas, such as solar and space plasmas

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Magnetic Nuclear Fusion in Tokamaks

Chapter 2. Charged Paricle Orbits in Magnetized Plasma

Chapter 3. Energetic Ions in Present-day Tokamaks

Chapter 4. Equilibrium of Tokamak Plasma

Chapter 5. MHD Waves in Magnetically Confirned Plasmas

Chapter 6. Toroidicity-induced Alfven Eigenmodes (TAEs)

Chapter 7. Experimental Studies of Alfven Eigenmodes

Chapter 8. Nonlinear Evolution of Coupled Energetic Particle Populations and Energetic Particle-driven Modes

Chapter 9. Alfven Eigenmodes in "Advanced Tokamak" Plasmas

Chapter 10. Alfven Spectroscopy.

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Biography

Dr. Sergei Sharapov is of Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, UK. He graduated in experimental nuclear physics from Moscow Physical Technical Institute in 1985, and did his PhD in the physics and chemistry of plasmas at the Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy, Moscow. Subsequently, he worked on the theory of nonlinear waves and energetic particle-driven Alfven waves before, in 1993, moving to work on JET and on the spherical tokamaks START and MAST, located at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, UK. Dr. Sharapov's area of interest and expertise lies in the theory, experiment, and diagnosis of energetic particles and energetic particle-driven instabilities