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Collisional Transport in Magnetized Plasmas : Cambridge Monographs on Plasma Physics - Per Helander

Collisional Transport in Magnetized Plasmas

Cambridge Monographs on Plasma Physics

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Collisional transport theory is of central importance to modern plasma physics. This book provides a self-contained treatment of the subject, starting from elementary concepts and developing the theory through to the research frontier. Basic tools of kinetic plasma theory, such as the drift kinetic equation and the Coulomb collision operator, are derived, and are then used to calculate classical and neoclassical transport occurring in high-temperature plasmas. Important phenomena such as neo-classical diffusion, bootstrap current, and plasma rotation are carefully explained. Students, theoreticians and experimentalists in both fusion and space plasma physics will benefit from this book, which emerged from a graduate student level course taught at MIT.

'... invaluable for space-plasma and astrophysical theorists who have a background knowledge of plasma theory and who wish to understand an important strand of laboratory theory that will have vital implications in future for their fields.' Eric Priest, The Observatory 'It is a very welcome addition, indeed asset, to the subject.' Journal of Plasma Physics 'It seems that the authors know how to build a bridge between a manual and a research book. This monograph will be useful to advanced graduate students and scientists that are working in plasma physics.' Zentralblatt MATH

Introduction
Kinetic and fluid descriptions of a plasma
The collision operator
Plasma fluid equations
Transport of a cylindrical plasma
Particle motion
Toroidal plasma
Transport in toroidal plasmas
Transport in the Pfirsch-Schlnter regime
Transport in the plateau regime
Transport in the banana regime
The moment approach to neoclassical theory
Advanced topics
Experimental evidence for neoclassical transport
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ISBN: 9780521807982
ISBN-10: 0521807980
Series: Cambridge Monographs on Plasma Physics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 17th January 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.76