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FPN06-63

Stacey Text on Fusion Physics

September 25, 2006

NEW TEXTBOOK & REFERENCE

FUSION PLASMA PHYSICS
by
Weston M. Stacey

Publisher Wiley-VCH, 2005, 557 pages, softcover, ISBN-10: 3-527-40586-0

COVER TEXT

This state-of-the-art textbook assembles material from various sources in a systematic and concise way for a modern course on the physics of magnetically confined plasmas aimed at graduate and advanced undergraduate students. It both presents the fundamental theories and methodologies of fusion plasma physics and introduces the topics of current research. Each chapter is rounded off with a set of exercises. It is also a useful reference for workers in the field.

BASIC PHYSICS
MOTION OF CHARGED PARTICLES
MAGNETIC CONFINEMENT
KINETIC THEORY
FLUID THEORY
PLASMA EQUILIBRIA
WAVES
INSTABILITIES
NEOCLASSICAL TRANSPORT
PLASMA ROTATION
TURBULENT TRANSPORT
HEATING AND CURRENT DRIVE
PLASMA-MATERIAL INTERACTIONS
DIVERTORS
PLASMA EDGE
NEUTRAL PARTICLE TRANSPORT
POWER BALANCE
OPERATIONAL LIMITS
FUSION REACTORS & NEUTRON SOURCES

Weston M. Stacey is Callaway Regents' Professor of Nuclear Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His career spans 40+ years of research and teaching in nuclear reactor physics, fusion plasma physics and fusion reactor conceptual design. He led the IAEA INTOR Workshop (1979-88) which established an international consensus on the feasibility, physical characteristics and R&D requirements of a fusion experimental reactor that led to the present ITER project, for which he was awarded the US Dept. of Energy Distinguished Associate Award and 2 DoE Certificates of Appreciation. He is the author of about 250 research papers and 6 previous books, including the textbooks Fusion Plasma Analysis (1981), Fusion: An Introduction (1984), and Nuclear Reactor Physics (2001) published by Wiley-Interscience. Prof. Stacey is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society and of the American Physical Society. He is the recipient of the American Nuclear Society Seaborg Medal for Nuclear Research, Wigner Reactor Physics Award, and Outstanding Achievement in Fusion Award; of the Georgia Tech Outstanding Faculty Research Author Award; of the Sigma Xi Sustained Research Award; and of other recognitions of his work.