Comprehensive, self-contained, and clearly written, this successor to Ideal Magnetohydrodynamics describes the macroscopic equilibrium and stability of high temperature plasmas - the basic fuel for the development of fusion power. Now fully updated, this book discusses the underlying physical assumptions for three basic MHD models: ideal, kinetic, and double-adiabatic MHD. Included are detailed analyses of MHD equilibrium and stability, with a particular focus on three key configurations at the cutting-edge of fusion research: the tokamak, stellarator, and reversed field pinch. Other new topics include continuum damping, MHD stability comparison theorems, neoclassical transport in stellarators, and how quasi-omnigeneity, quasi-symmetry, and quasi-isodynamic constraints impact the design of optimized stellarators. Including full derivations of almost every important result, in-depth physical explanations throughout, and a large number of problem sets to help master the material, this is an exceptional resource for graduate students and researchers in plasma and fusion physics. Ideal MHD.

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Ideal magnetohydrodynamic theory and its application to magnetic fusion systems are reviewed. The review begins with a description and derivation of the model as well as a discussion of the region of validity. Next, the general properties are derived which are valid for arbitrary geometry and demonstrate the inherently sound physical foundation of the model. The equilibrium behavior of the currently most promising toroidal magnetic fusion concepts are then discussed in detail.

Finally, the stability of such equilibria is investigated. Included are discussions of the general stability properties of arbitrary magnetic geometries and of detailed applications to those concepts of current fusion interest.

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Plasma Physics pp Cite as. The simplest model to describe the dynamics of plasmas immersed in a magnetic field is the one-fluid magnetohydrodynamics MHD , which treats the plasma composed of many charged particles with locally neutral charge as a continuous single fluid [ This theory does not provide information on the velocity distribution and neglects the physics relating to wave-particle interactions, as does the two-fluid theory as well. It does have the advantage that the macroscopic dynamics of the magnetized plasma can be analyzed in realistic three-dimensional geometries. From this point of view the one-fluid MHD is often more useful than the two-fluid theory. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

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