Plasma Physics: An Introduction to Laboratory, Space, and Fusion Plasmas, Second Edition By Prof. Dr. Alexander Piel
English | PDF | 2017 | 473 Pages | ISBN : 3319634259 | 17.15 MB
The enlarged new edition of this textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic processes in plasmas and demonstrates that the same fundamental concepts describe cold gas-discharge plasmas, space plasmas, and hot fusion plasmas. Starting from particle drifts in magnetic fields, the principles of magnetic confinement fusion are explained and compared with laser fusion. Collective processes are discussed in terms of plasma waves and instabilities.