Accession Number:

ADA000583

Title:

Plasma Engineering - Instabilities (An Engineer's Handbook on Plasma Instabilities).

Descriptive Note:

Scientific rept.,

Corporate Author:

INNSBRUCK UNIV (AUSTRIA) INST FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

This is the second partial delivery of an Engineers Handbook on plasma instabilities and their use, control, stabilization and engineering application. The book will be necessary for design and feasibility studies of thermonuclear fusion and other plasma engineering devices. The second delivery presents chapters 2 and 3 of the book. These are 2. Basic Plasma Physics quasineutrality, plasma frequency, Debye length, collision frequency, gyro-radius, classification of plasmas, equation of state, Saha equation, Spitzer formula, plasma thermodynamics, plasma theories and 3. The Physics of Instabilities definition of mathematical and physical instabilities, unstable solutions of linear and nonlinear ordinary differential equations, linearized stability analysis, oscillations and waves, phase, phase velocity, wave number, dispersion relation, Nyquist diagramme, growth rates etc.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE