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This chapter covers the basic theory and modeling of the state of matter known as plasma, in which nuclear fusion can take place. It begins with an overview of the particles that make up atoms and nuclei and the forces that bind them together. It then describes how nuclei react and transform via fission and fusion to yield energy. Finally, it takes a deep dive into the ways that scientists create mathematical models that enable them to simulate and analyze the behavior of plasmas.

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Moynihan, M., Bortz, A.B. (2023). Plasma Science. In: Fusion's Promise. Springer, Cham.

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