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Turbulence and Instabilities in Magnetised Plasmas, Volume 1

Fluid drift turbulence
Bruce Scott


Aimed at advanced students and researchers, this book provides a comprehensive fundamental introduction to this field. Written in a pedagogical style, it presents many different aspects of fluid and plasma turbulence within a unified framework. It covers topics such as Fluid Drift Dynamics, Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Systems, Alfven and Sound Waves, Drift Waves, Magnetic Shear and Drift Wave Turbulence, Drift-Alfven Turbulence and ExB Flows, and Effects of Electron and Ion Temperatures. It also presents the underlying gyrokinetic physics and gives an introduction to gyrofluid models, with links to the peculiar aspects of magnetically confined fusion plasmas.

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Table of Contents

1 Overview: Magnetised Plasma Dynamics
2 Introduction to Turbulence
3 Turbulence in Two Dimensional Systems
4 Driven/Dissipative Turbulence
5 Absolute Equilibrium Ensembles
6 Fluid Electrodynamics in a Plasma
7 Fluid Drift Dynamics in a Magnetised Plasma
8 Parallel Dynamics —Alfven/Sound Waves
9 Perpendicular Dynamics— Drift Waves
10 Mode Structure Diagnostics
11 Three-dimensional Drift Wave Turbulence
12 Drift Wave Turbulence in a Sheared Magnetic Field
13 MHD Interchange Turbulence
14 Toroidal Drift Alfven Turbulence
15 Turbulence on Open Field Lines
16 Drift Wave Turbulence and Flows


Hardback ISBN: 9780750325028

Ebook ISBN: 9780750325042

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing

Series: IOP Series in Plasma Physics


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