The Physics of Inertial Fusion

Beam Plasma Interaction, Hydrodynamics, Hot Dense Matter

Author: Stefano Atzeni,Jürgen Meyer-ter-Vehn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199568017

Category: Science

Page: 458

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This book is on fusion energy, burning hydrogen which is available from water. It is the energy source of the sun. It produces neither greenhouse gases leading to global warming nor long-lived nuclear waste. Here we describe how to use powerful lasers to ignite the hydrogen fuel. There are presently two large laser facilities under construction to demonstrate that this method works. This book is about the physics of this future energy source and addresses peoplewho work on it or want to understand its technical basis.
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Nuclear Fusion

Author: Edward Morse

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319981714

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

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The pursuit of nuclear fusion as an energy source requires a broad knowledge of several disciplines. These include plasma physics, atomic physics, electromagnetics, materials science, computational modeling, superconducting magnet technology, accelerators, lasers, and health physics. Nuclear Fusion distills and combines these disparate subjects to create a concise and coherent foundation to both fusion science and technology. It examines all aspects of physics and technology underlying the major magnetic and inertial confinement approaches to developing nuclear fusion energy. It further chronicles latest developments in the field, and reflects the multi-faceted nature of fusion research, preparing advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics and engineering to launch into successful and diverse fusion-related research. Nuclear Fusion reflects Dr. Morse’s research in both magnetic and inertial confinement fusion, working with the world’s top laboratories, and embodies his extensive thirty-five year career in teaching three courses in fusion plasma physics and fusion technology at University of California, Berkeley.
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Extreme States of Matter

High Energy Density Physics

Author: Vladimir E. Fortov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319189530

Category: Science

Page: 700

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With its many beautiful colour pictures, this book gives fascinating insights into the unusual forms and behaviour of matter under extremely high pressures and temperatures. These extreme states are generated, among other things, by strong shock, detonation and electric explosion waves, dense laser beams, electron and ion beams, hypersonic entry of spacecraft into dense atmospheres of planets and in many other situations characterized by extremely high pressures and temperatures. Written by one of the world's foremost experts on the topic, this book will inform and fascinate all scientists dealing with materials properties and physics and also serve as an excellent introduction to plasma-, shock-wave and high-energy-density physics for students and newcomers seeking an overview. This second edition is thoroughly revised and expanded, in particular with new material on high energy-density physics, nuclear explosions and other nuclear transformation processes.
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29th International Symposium on Shock Waves 2

Author: Riccardo Bonazza,Devesh Ranjan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331916838X

Category: Science

Page: 814

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This proceedings present the results of the 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW29) which was held in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A., from July 14 to July 19, 2013. It was organized by the Wisconsin Shock Tube Laboratory, which is part of the College of Engineering of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The ISSW29 focused on the following areas: Blast Waves, Chemically Reactive Flows, Detonation and Combustion, Facilities, Flow Visualization, Hypersonic Flow, Ignition, Impact and Compaction, Industrial Applications, Magnetohydrodynamics, Medical and Biological Applications, Nozzle Flow, Numerical Methods, Plasmas, Propulsion, Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability, Shock-Boundary Layer Interaction, Shock Propagation and Reflection, Shock Vortex Interaction, Shock Waves in Condensed Matter, Shock Waves in Multiphase Flow, as well as Shock Waves in Rarefield Flow. The two Volumes contain the papers presented at the symposium and serve as a reference for the participants of the ISSW 29 and individuals interested in these fields.
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High-Energy-Density Physics

Foundation of Inertial Fusion and Experimental Astrophysics

Author: R Paul Drake

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331967711X

Category: Science

Page: 658

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The raw numbers of high-energy-density physics are amazing: shock waves at hundreds of km/s (approaching a million km per hour), temperatures of millions of degrees, and pressures that exceed 100 million atmospheres. This title surveys the production of high-energy-density conditions, the fundamental plasma and hydrodynamic models that can describe them and the problem of scaling from the laboratory to the cosmos. Connections to astrophysics are discussed throughout. The book is intended to support coursework in high-energy-density physics, to meet the needs of new researchers in this field, and also to serve as a useful reference on the fundamentals. Specifically the book has been designed to enable academics in physics, astrophysics, applied physics and engineering departments to provide in a single-course, an introduction to fluid mechanics and radiative transfer, with dramatic applications in the field of high-energy-density systems. This second edition includes pedagogic improvements to the presentation throughout and additional material on equations of state, heat waves, and ionization fronts, as well as problem sets accompanied by solutions.
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Journal de physique

Proceedings

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Physics

Page: N.A

View: 8484

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Principles of Plasma Spectroscopy

Author: Hans R. Griem

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521619417

Category: Science

Page: 366

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A comprehensive description of theoretical foundations and experimental applications of spectroscopic methods in plasmas. It covers the classical and quantum theory of radiation, spectral line broadening, continuous spectra, thermodynamic relations, radiative energy transfer and losses, and applications of plasma spectroscopy to measurements of densities, magnetic and electric fields, and temperatures.
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Extreme Physics

Properties and Behavior of Matter at Extreme Conditions

Author: Jeff Colvin,Jon Larsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107019672

Category: Science

Page: 416

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Emphasising computational modeling, this introduction to the physics on matter at extreme conditions is invaluable for researchers and graduate students.
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Computing anticipatory systems

CASYS'05, seventh international conference, Liège, Belgium, 8-13 August 2005

Author: D. M. Dubois

Publisher: Amer Inst of Physics

ISBN: 9780735403314

Category: Computers

Page: 652

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All papers were peer-reviewed. These proceedings include the invited papers as well as those papers that received a best paper award. This conference was enhanced by the presence of Brian D. Josephson, Nobel Prize in Physics, who presented an invited lecture on "General Principles for Brain Design," included in these proceedings. The content of these proceedings deals with the most recent research and development in the area of theoretical developments and applications in the modeling and computing of anticipatory systems in any fields of natural and artificial systems. A computing anticipatory system is a system that computes its current states in taking into account its past and present states but also its potential future states. Strong anticipation refers to an anticipation of events built by or embedded in a system. Weak anticipation refers to an anticipation of events predicted or forecasted from a model of a system. Specific topics include: physics, quantum mechanics, relativity; anticipatory systems, incursion, hyperincursion; logical and dynamical systems; computing systems; soft computing; cognitive systems; neuroscience, biosystems; risk management, economy; as well as engineering systems.
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Inertial Confinement Fusion

The Quest for Ignition and Energy Gain Using Indirect Drive

Author: John D. Lindl

Publisher: American Institute Of Physics

ISBN: 9781563966620

Category: Science

Page: 204

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Using four-color throughout, this volume was subsidized by Lawrence Livermore Labs, where the Department of Defense funds research (within the National Ignition Faculty) into nuclear-weapons safety and fusion-energy production. Written by a chief researcher at the pre-eminent center of research in the nation, the book contains sufficient background, introductory material, and valuable information that is required reading in fusion research.
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Physics of Fully Ionized Gases

Second Revised Edition

Author: Lyman Spitzer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486151581

Category: Science

Page: 192

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An introductory course in theoretical physics is the sole prerequisite for this general but simple introduction to the fields of plasma and fusion research. 1962 edition.
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Computing Anticipatory Systems

CASYS'05 - Seventh International Conference on Computing Anticipatory Systems

Author: Daniel M. Dubois

Publisher: American Inst. of Physics

ISBN: 9780735403314

Category: Computers

Page: 652

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Computing Anticipatory Systems, CASYS'05. The volume includes all invited papers as well as those papers that received a best paper award. Also included is a lecture on "General Principles for Brain Design," presented by Brian D. Josephson, Nobel Laureate in Physics. The papers discuss recent research and development in the modeling and computing of anticipatory systems in fields of natural and artificial systems.
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Extreme States of Matter

on Earth and in the Cosmos

Author: Vladimir E. Fortov

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642164644

Category: Science

Page: 332

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With its many beautiful colour pictures, this book gives fascinating insights into the unusual forms and behaviour of matter under extremely high pressures and temperatures. These extreme states are generated, among other things, by strong shock, detonation and electric explosion waves, dense laser beams, electron and ion beams, hypersonic entry of spacecraft into dense atmospheres of planets, and in many other situations characterized by extremely high pressures and temperatures. Written by one of the world's foremost experts on the topic, this book will inform and fascinate all scientists dealing with materials properties and physics, and also serve as an excellent introduction to plasma-, shock-wave and high-energy-density physics for students and newcomers seeking an overview.
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Radiative Energy Transfer

Proceedings of the Symposium on Interdisciplinary Aspects of Radiative Energy Transfer

Author: Robert Goulard,Sinclaire M. Scala,Richard N. Thomas

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483157067

Category: Science

Page: 630

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Radiative Energy Transfer presents the proceedings of the symposium on interdisciplinary aspects of radiative energy transfer held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 24-26, 1966. The book includes topics on the two main classical directions of radiative transfer: diagnostic techniques and energy exchanges. The text also covers topics on molecular band models, inversion techniques, scattering problems, and shock-wave structure. Topics on high-speed shocks, stellar atmospheres, and meteorology are also encompassed.
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X-Ray Imaging

Fundamentals, Industrial Techniques and Applications

Author: Harry E. Martz,Clint M. Logan,Daniel J. Schneberk,Peter J. Shull

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420009761

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 574

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While books on the medical applications of x-ray imaging exist, there is not one currently available that focuses on industrial applications. Full of color images that show clear spectrometry and rich with applications, X-Ray Imaging fills the need for a comprehensive work on modern industrial x-ray imaging. It reviews the fundamental science of x-ray imaging and addresses equipment and system configuration. Useful to a broad range of radiation imaging practitioners, the book looks at the rapid development and deployment of digital x-ray imaging system.
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Nuclear Fusion Research

Understanding Plasma-Surface Interactions

Author: Robert E. H. Clark,Detlev Reiter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354027362X

Category: Science

Page: 461

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It became clear in the early days of fusion research that the effects of the containment vessel (erosion of "impurities") degrade the overall fusion plasma performance. Progress in controlled nuclear fusion research over the last decade has led to magnetically confined plasmas that, in turn, are sufficiently powerful to damage the vessel structures over its lifetime. This book reviews current understanding and concepts to deal with this remaining critical design issue for fusion reactors. It reviews both progress and open questions, largely in terms of available and sought-after plasma-surface interaction data and atomic/molecular data related to these "plasma edge" issues.
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Principles of Plasma Discharges and Materials Processing

Author: Michael A. Lieberman,Alan J. Lichtenberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471724246

Category: Science

Page: 730

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A Thorough Update of the Industry Classic on Principles of Plasma Processing The first edition of Principles of Plasma Discharges and Materials Processing, published over a decade ago, was lauded for its complete treatment of both basic plasma physics and industrial plasma processing, quickly becoming the primary reference for students and professionals. The Second Edition has been carefully updated and revised to reflect recent developments in the field and to further clarify the presentation of basic principles. Along with in-depth coverage of the fundamentals of plasma physics and chemistry, the authors apply basic theory to plasma discharges, including calculations of plasma parameters and the scaling of plasma parameters with control parameters. New and expanded topics include: * Updated cross sections * Diffusion and diffusion solutions * Generalized Bohm criteria * Expanded treatment of dc sheaths * Langmuir probes in time-varying fields * Electronegative discharges * Pulsed power discharges * Dual frequency discharges * High-density rf sheaths and ion energy distributions * Hysteresis and instabilities * Helicon discharges * Hollow cathode discharges * Ionized physical vapor deposition * Differential substrate charging With new chapters on dusty plasmas and the kinetic theory of discharges, graduate students and researchers in the field of plasma processing should find this new edition more valuable than ever.
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