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Advanced Tokamak Stability Theory

Linjin Zheng


This book describes the advanced stability theories for magnetically confined fusion plasmas, especially in tokamaks. As the fusion plasma sciences advance, the gap between the textbooks and cutting-edge researches gradually develops. This book fills in this gap. It focuses on the advanced topics such as the spectrum of magnetohydrodynamics in tokamaks, the interchange modes, ballooning modes, and toroidal Alfvén eigenmodes, etc in the toroidal geometry. The theories are laid out in parallel with the ideal, resistive magnetohydrodynamics and gyrokinetics formalisms.

About Editors

Linjin Zheng specializes in both analytic theory and large-scale numerical computation of magnetically confined plasmas. He received his MS degree from The University of Science and Technology of China and PhD from the Institute of Physics – Beijing, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is currently working at the Institute for Fusion Studies, The University of Texas at Austin. He has published more than a 100 scientific papers and his research covers both ideal/resistive MHD and kinetic theories for MHD modes and drift waves, etc. His major contributions with his colleagues include the discovery of 2nd toroidal Alfvén eigenmodes, reformulation of gyrokinetic theory, development of physical interpretation of so-called edge-localized modes, etc. He also developed the AEGIS and AEGIS-K codes.

Table of Contents

Tokamak MHD Equilibrium / Ideal MHD Instabilities / Resistive MHD Instabilities / Gyrokinetic Theory / Physical Interpretations of Experimental Observations / Conclusive Remarks / Appendix A: Derivation of Gyrokinetics Equations


Paperback ISBN: 9780750327817

Ebook ISBN: 9781627057073

DOI: 10.1088/978-1-6270-5423-2

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers


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