Principles of Plasma Diagnostics

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 14, 2005 - Medical - 460 pages
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This book provides a systematic introduction to the physics behind measurements on plasmas. It develops from first principles the concepts needed to plan, execute, and interpret plasma diagnostics. The book is therefore accessible to graduate students and professionals with little specific plasma physics background, but is also a valuable reference for seasoned plasma physicists. Most of the examples are taken from laboratory plasma research, but the focus on principles makes the treatment useful to all experimental and theoretical plasma physicists, including those interested in space and astrophysical applications. This second edition is thoroughly revised and updated, with new sections and chapters covering recent developments in the field. Specific areas of added coverage include neutral-beam-based diagnostics, flow measurement with mach probes, equilibrium of strongly shaped plasmas and fusion product diagnostics.
 

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This is an excellent reference book for any researcher in plasma physics. The book does go into a nice amount of mathematical detail about many diagnostics (e.g. deriving spectral profiles for ... Read full review

Contents

1 Plasma diagnostics
1
Further reading
9
2 Magnetic diagnostics
11
22 Magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium
20
23 Internal magnetic probe measurements
37
24 Fluctuations
45
Further reading
52
3 Plasma particle flux
55
7 Scattering of electromagnetic radiation
273
Exercises
320
8 Neutral atom diagnostics
322
Further reading
367
9 Fast ions and fusion products
369
Further reading
391
Exercises
392
Appendix 1 Fourier analysis
395

Further reading
99
Exercises
100
4 Refractiveindex measurements
104
Exercises
152
5 Electromagnetic emission by free electrons
155
Further reading
214
6 Electromagnetic radiation from bound electrons
217
Further reading
267
Exercises
268
Appendix 2 Errors fluctuations and statistics
402
Appendix 3 Survey of radiation technology
407
Appendix 4 Definitions and identities of fundamental parameters
414
Appendix 5 Atomic rates for beam diagnostics
415
Glossary
420
References
426
Index
434
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