Special Issue "Magnetic Confinement Fusion"
A special issue of Plasma (ISSN 2571-6182).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2019) | Viewed by 8270
Interests: fluid dynamics; magnetohydrodynamics (MHD); plasma physics; self-organisation; non-equilibrium statistical mechanics; turbulence; solar/stellar physics; magnetic fusion; information theory; homeostasis in biosystems; solar/stellar physics
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Magnetic fusion utilises nuclear energy released when lighter atoms combine to form heavier ones in hot, ionised gas (plasmas). While it has been a power engine of the universe, its commercialisation for power plants for carbon free-energy has been hampered by the lack of control of laboratory plasmas, which are extremely volatile, with temperatures of several million degrees Celsius (hotter than the centre of the Sun). Excited on a broad range of scales, numerous instabilities cause anomalous transport, significantly degrading the confinement. Understanding and controlling anomalous transport is a key challenge to the success of fusion reactors (e.g., International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor). Fusion plasmas, in fact, constitute an example of non-equilibrium systems where multiple scales are excited and interact with each other in a complex way, a proper description of which has always been a major challenge in many disciplines.
This Special Issue aims to present different approaches to this challenging problem in fusion plasmas. Submissions reporting recent developments in theory, numerical simulations and experiments are especially welcome.
Prof. Dr. Eun-jin Kim
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- Magnetic fusion
- Plasma physics
- Multiscale modelling
- Plasmas transport
- Plasma turbulence
- Anomalous transport
- Transport barrier
- Plasma confinement
- Plasma bifurcation
- Gyro-kinetic theory
- L-H transition
- Plasma simulations