Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion

  • Kenro Miyamoto

Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 38)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Plasma Physics

  3. Controlled Nuclear Fusion

    1. Pages 269-317
    2. Pages 319-336
    3. Pages 337-352
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 353-371

About this book


The primary objectives of this book are, firstly, to present the essential theoretical background needed to understand recent fusion research and, secondly, to describe the current status of fusion research for graduate students and senior undergraduates. It will also serve as a useful reference for scientists and engineers working in the related fields. In Part I, Plasma Physics, the author explains the basics of magneto-hydrodynamics and kinetic theory in a simple and compact way and, at the same time, covers important new topics for fusion studies such as the ballooning representation, instabilities driven by energetic particles and various plasma models for computer simulations. Part II, Controlled Nuclear Fusion, attempts to review the "big picture" in fusion research. All important phenomena and technologies are addressed, with a particular emphasis on the topics of most concern in current research.


Intertial confinement Kinetic theory MHD MHD theory Nuclear fusion Plasma RFP and stellarator Tokamak and ITER tokamak

Authors and affiliations

  • Kenro Miyamoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Univesity of TokyoTokyo

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-24217-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-28097-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1615-5653
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