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Instabilities in a Confined Plasma

1st Edition

By A.B Mikhailovskii

CRC Press

462 pages | 93 B/W Illus.

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Instabilities in a Confined Plasma is entirely devoted to a theoretical exposition of the subject of plasma instabilities in confined systems. The book is an important contribution to the study of plasma instabilities, not only in fusion devices such as the Tokamak but also in astrophysical phenomena. It covers toroidal confinement systems, internal MHD modes, small-scale MHD instabilities, MHD internal kink modes, MHD modes in collisionless and neoclassical regimes, drift-MHD modes, external kink modes, and Alfven eigenmodes.

Table of Contents

EQUILIBRIUM OF A PLASMA IN TOROIDAL CONFINEMENT SYSTEMS

General results of equilibrium theory

Equilibrium of a plasma in axisymmetric systems

Equilibrium of a plasma in systems without axial symmetry

INTERNAL MHD MODES IN THE CYLINDRICAL APPROXIMATION

Description of MHD perturbations in a cylindrical plasma

Ideal MHD internal modes

Resistive MHD modes in a cylindrical plasma

SMALL-SCALE MHD INSTABILITIES IN TOROIDAL CONFINEMENT SYSTEMS

Description of marginally-stable small-scale ideal perturbations

Small-scale MHD stability of a plasma in tokamaks

Small-scale MHD stability of a plasma in complex magnetic systems

Growth rates of ideal small-scale modes

Resistive small-scale MHD modes in a toroidal geometry

MHD INTERNAL KINK MODES IN TOROIDAL GEOMETRY

Description of ideal kink modes in toroidal geometry

Ideal internal kink modes in toroidal confinement systems with low- and finite-pressure plasma

Ideal internal kink modes in toroidal systems with high-pressure plasma

Resistive internal kink modes in toroidal systems

MHD MODES IN COLLISIONLESS AND NEOCLASSICAL REGIMES

Description of equilibrium and perturbations in collisionless and neoclassical plasmas

Effects of plasma pressure anisotropy on MHD stability

Effect of trapped particles on MHD stability

Description of longitudinal viscosity in the MHD modes

MHD modes in a viscous plasma

DRIFT-MHD MODES

Ideal drift-MHD modes

Resistive drift-MHD modes

Neoclassical resistive drift-MHD modes

Semicollisional drift-MHD modes

Interaction of energetic trapped particles with MHD modes

EXTERNAL KINK MODES

Ideal external kink modes

Resistive-wall mode instability

Stabilization of resistive-wall mode instability in a tokamak with rotating plasma

ALFVEN EIGENMODES AND THEIR INTERACTION WITH ENERGETIC PARTICLES

Toroidicity-induced Alfven eigenmodes

Kinetic toroidicity-induced Alfven eigenmodes

Interaction of energetic particles with TAE modes and KTAE modes

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics