Frontiers in Fusion Research [electronic resource] : Physics and Fusion / by Mitsuru Kikuchi.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: London : Springer London : Imprint: Springer, 2011Description: XIV, 270p. 90 illus., 4 illus. in color. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781849964111Subject(s): Engineering | Nuclear fusion | Renewable energy sources | Nuclear engineering | Engineering | Nuclear Engineering | Nuclear Fusion | Renewable and Green EnergyAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621.48 LOC classification: TK9001-9401Online resources: Click here to access online
1. Sun on the Earth: Endless Energy from Hydrogen -- 2. Hydrogen Fusion: Light Nuclei and Theory of Fusion Reactions -- 3. Confinement Bottle: Topology of Magnetic Bottle and Force Equilibrium -- 4. Charged Particle Motion: Lagrange-Hamilton Orbital Dynamics -- 5. Plasma Kinetic Theory: Collective Equation in Phase Space -- 6. Magneto Hydromagnetic Stability: Energy Principle, Flow and Dissipation -- 7. Wave Dynamics: Propagation and Resonance in Inhomogeneous Plasma -- 8. Collisional Transport: Neoclassical Transport in a Torus -- 9. Plasma Turbulence: Self-organized Criticality and Its Local Relaxation -- 10. Towards the Realization of Fusion Energy.
Frontiers in Fusion Research provides a systematic overview of the latest physical principles of fusion and plasma confinement. It is primarily devoted to the principle of magnetic plasma confinement, that has been systematized through 50 years of fusion research. Frontiers in Fusion Research begins with an introduction to the study of plasma, discussing the astronomical birth of hydrogen energy and the beginnings of human attempts to harness the Sun’s energy for use on Earth. It moves on to chapters that cover a variety of topics such as: • charged particle motion, • plasma kinetic theory, • wave dynamics, • force equilibrium, and • plasma turbulence. The final part of the book describes the characteristics of fusion as a source of energy and examines the current status of this particular field of research. Anyone with a grasp of basic quantum and analytical mechanics, especially physicists and researchers from a range of different backgrounds, may find Frontiers in Fusion Research an interesting and informative guide to the physics of magnetic confinement.