Books by PEP group members

Khan bookResonance and synergy effects on fast ion transport in tokamaks: A symplectic approach

M. Khan, K. Schoepf , V. Goloborod'ko
176 pages. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2012. ISBN: 3-659-20603-2

One of today’s most challenging issues in energy physics and engineering is the utilization of nuclear fusion power which can provide a lasting energy supply on earth. In the context of designing and developing magnetic confinement fusion reactors, the behavior of high-energetic ions in tokamaks deserves careful examination in theory, experiments and simulations since these ions play a crucial role in achieving and sustaining favorable fusion conditions in the fuel plasma. Thus a burning deuterium (D)-tritium (T) plasma tends to become self-heated by fusion born alphas. Therefore the behavior of energetic alpha particles in a D-T fusion reactor, i.e. their transport and losses as well as their impact on plasma stability must be well understood. In this book we examine the trajectories and diffusion properties of fast alpha particles in a tokamak reactor. For that we employ an orbit following code using a symplectic integration algorithm which allows for accurate calculations of the ion trajectories over long time periods, even in the presence of magnetic and electric field perturbations. The investigations presented in the book are of scientific importance to fusion research.

Schoepf bookPrinciples of Fusion Energy: An Introduction to Fusion Energy for Students of Science and Engineering

A. A. Harms, K. F. Schoepf, G. H. Miley, D. R. Kingdon
308 pages. World Scientific Publishing, 2000. ISBN: 9-810-24335-9

This textbook accommodates the two divergent developmental paths which have become solidly established in the field of fusion energy: the process of sequential tokamak development toward a prototype and the need for a more fundamental and integrative research approach before costly design choices are made. Emphasis is placed on the development of physically coherent and mathematically clear characterizations of the scientific and technological foundations of fusion energy which are specifically suitable for a first course on the subject. Of interest, therefore, are selected aspects of nuclear physics, electromagnetics, plasma physics, reaction dynamics, materials science, and engineering systems, all brought together to form an integrated perspective on nuclear fusion and its practical utilization. The book identifies several distinct themes. The first is concerned with preliminary and introductory topics which relate to the basic and relevant physical processes associated with nuclear fusion. Then, the authors undertake an analysis of magnetically confined, inertially confined, and low-temperature fusion energy concepts. Subsequently, they introduce the important blanket domains surrounding the fusion core and discuss synergetic fusion-fission systems. Finally, they consider selected conceptual and technological subjects germane to the continuing development of fusion energy systems.

Cap BookLehrbuch der Plasmaphysik und Magnetohydrodynamik

F. Cap
411 pages. Springer, 1994. ISBN: 3-211-82570-3

Neben der Elementarteilchen- und der Festkörperphysik ist die Plasmaphysik eines der zukunftsträchtigsten Gebiete der Physik. Die vielen praktischen Anwendungen reichen von der Fusionsenergie, der Weltraumforschung, der Werkstoffbearbeitung, neuartigen Raketen und Teilchenbeschleunigern, neuen Quellen für Licht, Teilchenstrahlung und Laserstrahlung, Plasmaschaltern, Plasmawellenleitern, Plasmakondensatoren u.a. bis hin zur Plasmaphysik des Festkörpers, zu plasmachemischen Methoden, etwa der Benzinerzeugung oder von Edelgasreaktionen, und zu Plasmakerzen zur Beseitigung von Sonderabfällen. Das vorliegende Lehrbuch gibt in einer für Studenten, Techniker und Physiker leicht verständlichen und anschaulichen Art einen kurzen Überblick über das Gesamtgebiet der Plasmaphysik und ihrer Anwendungen.