The Fourth State of Matter

An Introduction to Plasma Science, 2nd Edition

Author: Shalom Eliezer,Y Eliezer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420033433

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Plasma physics may hold the key to a virtually inexhaustible future energy source through the control of thermonuclear reactions. The complexity of plasma physics makes it a difficult subject to write about in popular terms, but the authors of The Fourth State of Matter: An Introduction to Plasma Science, Second Edition treat plasma in a comprehens
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Principles of Fusion Energy

An Introduction to Fusion Energy for Students of Science and Engineering

Author: A. A. Harms,Klaus F.. Schoepf,David Ross Kingdon

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812380333

Category: Science

Page: 295

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This textbook accommodates the two divergent developmental paths which have become solidly established in the field of fusion energy: the process of sequential tokamak development toward a prototype and the need for a more fundamental and integrative research approach before costly design choices are made.Emphasis is placed on the development of physically coherent and mathematically clear characterizations of the scientific and technological foundations of fusion energy which are specifically suitable for a first course on the subject. Of interest, therefore, are selected aspects of nuclear physics, electromagnetics, plasma physics, reaction dynamics, materials science, and engineering systems, all brought together to form an integrated perspective on nuclear fusion and its practical utilization.The book identifies several distinct themes. The first is concerned with preliminary and introductory topics which relate to the basic and relevant physical processes associated with nuclear fusion. Then, the authors undertake an analysis of magnetically confined, inertially confined, and low-temperature fusion energy concepts. Subsequently, they introduce the important blanket domains surrounding the fusion core and discuss synergetic fusion-fission systems. Finally, they consider selected conceptual and technological subjects germane to the continuing development of fusion energy systems.
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Laser Plasma Physics

Forces and the Nonlinearity Principle

Author: Heinrich Hora

Publisher: SPIE Press

ISBN: 9780819435095

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 217

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This acts as a reference work for the field of high intensity and/or high plasma density laser-plasma interactions for years to come. It covers everything from single particles to dense fluids, from computational physics to the practical results in fusion. In addition, it contains treatments of the theory of electrodynamics, laser-driven hydrodynamics, the Lorentz force, complex refractive index and relativistic effects in plasmas. Although ""the swamp of plasma physics"" is mostly a classical place, the author indicates where quantum and classical calculations converge.
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Cosmic Plasma

Author: H. Alfvèn

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9789027711519

Category: Science

Page: 164

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The general background of this monograph and the aim of it is described in detail in Chapter I. As stated in 1.7 it is written according to the principle that "when rigour appears to conflict with simplicity, simplicity is given preference", which means that it is intended for a rather broad public. Not only graduate students but also advanced undergraduates should be able to understand at least most of it. This monograph is the result of many years of inspiring discussions with a number of colleagues, for which I want to thank them very much. Especially I should mention the groups in Stockholm and La Jolla: in Stockholm, Dr Carl-Gunne Flilthammar and many of his collaborators, including Drs Lars Block, Per Carlqvist, Lennart lindberg, Michael Raadu, Staffan Torven, Miroslav Babic, and Itlgvar Axniis, and further, Drs Bo Lehnert and Bjorn Bonnevier, all at the Royal Institute of Technology. Of other col­ leagues in Sweden, I should mention Dr Bertel Laurent, Stockholm University, Dr Aina Elvius, The Stockholm Observatory, and Dr Bengt Hultqvist, Kiruna. In La Jolla my thanks go first of all to Dr Gustaf Arrhenius, who once invited me to La Jolla, which was the start of a most interesting collaboration; further, to Dr W. B.
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Industrial Plasma Engineering

Volume 2 - Applications to Nonthermal Plasma Processing

Author: J Reece Roth

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780750305457

Category: Science

Page: 658

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Written by a leading expert in the field, the paperback edition of Industrial Plasma Engineering, Volume 2: Applications to Nonthermal Plasma Processing provides a background in the principles and applications of low temperature, partially ionized Lorentzian plasmas that are used industrially. The book also presents a description of plasma-related processes and devices that are of commercial interest. The text is suitable for students or in-service users with a physics and calculus background at the sophomore level. These two volumes are intended to be used as textbooks at the senior or first-year graduate level by students from all engineering and physical science disciplines and as a reference source by in-service engineers.
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Introduction to Hydrogen Technology

Author: K. S. V. Santhanam,Roman J. Press,Massoud J. Miri,Alla V. Bailey,Gerald A. Takacs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119265541

Category: Science

Page: 416

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Available energy resources -- Chemistry background -- Hydrogen production -- Hydrogen properties -- Hydrogen infrastructure and technology -- Batteries -- Fuel cell essentials -- Fuel cells applications
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Interaction of Electromagnetic Waves with Electron Beams and Plasmas

Author: C. S. Liu,Vijai Kumar Tripathi

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810215774

Category: Science

Page: 167

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The interaction of electromagnetic waves with matter has always been a fascinating subject of study. As matter in the universe is mostly in the plasma state, the study of electromagnetic waves in plasmas is of importance to astrophysics, space physics and ionospheric physics. The physics of electromagnetic wave interacting with electron beams and plasmas also serves as a basis for coherent radiation generation such as free electron laser and gyrotron and advanced accelerators. This monograph aims at reviewing the physical processes of linear and nonlinear collective interactions of electromagnetic waves with electron beams and unmagnetized plasmas.
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Plasma Confinement

Author: R. D. Hazeltine,J. D. Meiss

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486432427

Category: Science

Page: 455

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Graduate-level text examines the essential physics underlying international research in magnetic confinement fusion with accounts of fundamental concepts behind methods of confining plasma at or near thermonuclear conditions. 1992 edition.
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Plasma Processing of Materials

Scientific Opportunities and Technological Challenges

Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications,Board on Physics and Astronomy,Plasma Science Committee,Panel on Plasma Processing of Materials

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309045975

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 88

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Plasma processing of materials is a critical technology to several of the largest manufacturing industries in the world--electronics, aerospace, automotive, steel, biomedical, and toxic waste management. This book describes the relationship between plasma processes and the many industrial applications, examines in detail plasma processing in the electronics industry, highlights the scientific foundation underlying this technology, and discusses education issues in this multidisciplinary field. The committee recommends a coordinated, focused, and well-funded research program in this area that involves the university, federal laboratory, and industrial sectors of the community. It also points out that because plasma processing is an integral part of the infrastructure of so many American industries, it is important for both the economy and the national security that America maintain a strong leadership role in this technology.
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