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Frontiers in Fusion Research II

Introduction to Modern Tokamak Physics

  • Mitsuru Kikuchi
  • Masafumi Azumi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Mitsuru Kikuchi, Masafumi Azumi
    Pages 1-16
  3. Mitsuru Kikuchi, Masafumi Azumi
    Pages 17-44
  4. Mitsuru Kikuchi, Masafumi Azumi
    Pages 45-62
  5. Mitsuru Kikuchi, Masafumi Azumi
    Pages 63-114
  6. Mitsuru Kikuchi, Masafumi Azumi
    Pages 115-156
  7. Mitsuru Kikuchi, Masafumi Azumi
    Pages 157-173
  8. Mitsuru Kikuchi, Masafumi Azumi
    Pages 175-227
  9. Mitsuru Kikuchi, Masafumi Azumi
    Pages 229-299
  10. Mitsuru Kikuchi, Masafumi Azumi
    Pages 301-339
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 341-402

About this book

Introduction

This book reviews recent progress in our understanding of tokamak physics related to steady state operation, and addresses the scientific feasibility of a steady state tokamak fusion power system. It covers the physical principles behind continuous tokamak operation and details the challenges remaining and new lines of research towards the realization of such a system. Following a short introduction to tokamak physics and the fundamentals of steady state operation, later chapters cover parallel and perpendicular transport in tokamaks, MHD instabilities in advanced tokamak regimes, control issues, and SOL and divertor plasmas. A final chapter reviews key enabling technologies for steady state reactors, including negative ion source and NBI systems, Gyrotron and ECRF systems, superconductor and magnet systems, and structural materials for reactors.

The tokamak has demonstrated an excellent plasma confinement capability with its symmetry, but has an intrinsic drawback with its pulsed operation with inductive operation. Efforts have been made over the last 20 years to realize steady state operation, most promisingly utilizing bootstrap current. Frontiers in Fusion Research II: Introduction to Modern Tokamak Physics will be of interest to graduate students and researchers involved in all aspects of tokamak science and technology.

Keywords

Advanced Tokamak Regimes Advances in Fusion Research Fundamentals of Tokamak Physics Fusion Research Magnetic Confinement Nuclear Fusion Parallel Transport in Tokamaks Perpendicular Transport in Tokamaks Progress in Tokamak Research Steady State Tokamak Reactor Tokamak Equilibrium Tokamak Fusion Power System Tokamak Fusion Reactor Tokamak Physics Tokamak Physics Research

Authors and affiliations

  • Mitsuru Kikuchi
    • 1
  • Masafumi Azumi
    • 2
  1. 1.Japan Atomic Energy AgencyNakaJapan
  2. 2.AZM Techno Science SoftSetagayaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-18905-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18904-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18905-5
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