Tokamaks

Hardcover | November 13, 2011

byJohn Wesson

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The tokamak (a doughnut-shaped vacuum chamber surrounded by magnetic coils) is the principal tool in controlled fusion research. This book acts as an introduction to the subject and a basic reference for theory, definitions, equations, and experimental results. Since the first introductoryaccount of tokamaks in 1987, when the tokamak had become the predominant device in the attempt to achieve a useful power source from thermonuclear fusion, and the developments and advances in the subject covered in the second edition in 1997, following substantial research on large tokamaks (thelong awaited achievement of significant amounts of fusion power and the problems involved in designing and building a tokamak reactor), the emphasis has been on preparing the ground for an experimental reactor. In addition, there have been further significant advances in understanding plasmabehaviour, such as the wider experience of internal transport barriers, the appreciation of the role of tearing models driven by neoclassical effects and insights from turbulence simulations. The fourth edition has been completely revised, bringing all aspects up-to-date and describing the development of tokamaks to the point of producing significant fusion power. It also now addresses the issues relating to the design and future operation of the international tokamak ITER.

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The tokamak (a doughnut-shaped vacuum chamber surrounded by magnetic coils) is the principal tool in controlled fusion research. This book acts as an introduction to the subject and a basic reference for theory, definitions, equations, and experimental results. Since the first introductoryaccount of tokamaks in 1987, when the tokamak h...

John Wesson was a Senior Theoretical Physicist at the Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxon.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:832 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.98 inPublished:November 13, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199592233

ISBN - 13:9780199592234

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Table of Contents

1. Fusion2. Plasma physics3. Equilibrium4. Confinement5. Heating6. Mhd stability7. Instabilities8. Microinstabilities9. Plasma-surface interactions10. Diagnostics11. Tokamak experiments12. Large tokamaks13. The future14. Appendix

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`Review from previous edition John Wesson's well known book, now re-edited for the third time, provides an excellent introduction to fusion orientated plasma physics in tokamaks ... This reference book should be on the shelf of every fusion scientist and graduate student.' Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion