Reviews of Plasma Physics

  • Editors
  • V.¬†D.¬†Shafranov

Part of the Reviews of Plasma Physics book series (ROPP, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. B. B. Kadomtsev
    Pages 1-226
  3. S. V. Bulanov, F. Califano, G. I. Dudnikova, T. Zh. Esirkepov, I. N. Inovenkov, F. F. Kamenets et al.
    Pages 227-335

About this book


Reviews of Plasma Physics Volume 22, contains two reviews. The first Cooperative Effects in Plasmas by the late B.B. Kadomtsev is based on the second edition of the author's book in Russian which originated from his written lectures for students of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Kadomtsev intended to publish the book in English and even initiated the translation himself. The book represents a review of the typical plasma cooperative phenomena that determine the behavior of laboratory and astrophysical plasmas. It is characterized by lively language. The first three sections of the review deal with linear and nonlinear phenomena in fluids without a magnetic field. An additional subsection 'Solitons' has been added to the third section. The next two sections address regular nonlinear phenomena in a plasma in a magnetic field.
The second review by S.V. Bulanov et al is connected with the contents of the first. The physics of the laser-plasma interaction including such nonlinear processes as wave breaking, the acceleration of charged particles, electromagnetic wave self-focusing, the relativistic soliton and vortex generation, are considered analytically and illustrated using computer simulations.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5490-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1309-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-2050
  • Series Online ISSN 1574-8952
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