Plasma Physics Bibliography

Monographs and Textbooks on Plasma Physics:

H. Alfven, Cosmical Electrodynamics, Oxford, (1950).

L.B. Loeb, Fundamental Processes of Electrical Discharges in Gases, Wiley, (1955).

L. Spitzer, Jr., Physics of Fully Ionized Gases, Interscience, 1956.

T.G. Cowling, Magnetohydrodynamics, Interscience, 1957.

Albert Simon, An Introduction to Thermonuclear Research, Pergamon Press, 1959.

S. Chandrasekhar, Plasma Physics, University of Chicago Press, (1960).

S. Glasstone and R. H. Lovberg, Controlled Thermonuclear Reactions, D. Van Nostrand, (1960).

S. Chandrasekhar, Hydrodynamic and Hydromagnetic Stability, Clarendon, Oxford (1961).

B. D. Fried and S. D. Conte, The Plasma Dispersion Function, Academic Press (1961).

T.H. Stix, The Theory of Plasma Waves, McGraw-Hill, 1962.

D.C. Montgomery and D.A. Tidman, Plasma Kinetic Theory, McGraw-Hill, 1964.

G. Schmidt, Physics of High Temperature Plasmas, Academic Press, 1966.

G. Bekefi, Radiation Processes in Plasmas, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1966.

P. H. Roberts, An Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics, American Elsevier, 1967.

W. Lochte-Holtgreven, Plasma Diagnostics, North-Holland Publishing, 1968.

Nicholas A. Krall and Alvin W. Trivelpiece, Principles of Plasma Physics, McGraw-Hill, 1973.

S. Ichimaru, Basic Principles of Plasma Physics, Benjamin/Cummings, 1973.

John Sheffield, Plasma Scattering of Electromagnetic Radiation, Academic Press, 1975.

G. Bateman, MHD Instabilities, MIT Press, 1980.

W. M. Stacey, Fusion: An Introduction to the Physics and Technology of Magnetic Confinement Fusion, Wiley-Interscience, 1981.

Edward Teller, ed. Fusion, Vol. 1, pts. A,B, Academic Press, 1981.

D.R. Nicholson, Introduction to Plasma Theory, Wiley, 1983.

Francis F. Chen, Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Plenum Press, 1984.

J.A. Bittencourt, Fundamentals of Plasma Physics, Pergamon Press, 1986.

I.H. Hutchinson, Principles of Plasma Diagnostics, Cambridge University Press, 1987.

J. Wesson, Tokamaks, Clarendon Press, 1987.

J.P. Freidberg, Ideal Magnetohydrodynamics, Plenum Press, 1987.

K. Miyamoto, Plasma Physics for Nuclear Fusion, Cambridge, 1989.

D. Swanson, Plasma Waves,, Academic Press, 1989.

R. B. White, Theory of Tokamak Plasmas, North-Holland Physics Publishing, 1989.

K. Nishikawa and M. Wakatani, Plasma Physics, Springer, 1990.

Ronald C. Davidson, Physics of Nonneutral Plasmas, Addison-Wesley, 1990.

R. D. Hazeltine and J.D. Meiss, Plasma Confinement, Addison-Wesley, 1992.

Thomas Howard Stix, Waves in Plasmas, American Institute of Physics, New York, 1992.

S. Ortolani and D.D. Schnack, Magnetohydrodynamics of Plasma Relaxation, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 1993.

Dieter Biskamp, Nonlinear Magnetohydrodynamics, Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Peter J. Sturrock, Plasma Physics, An Introduction to the Theory of Astrophysical, Geophysical, and Laboratory Plasmas, Cambridge University Press, 1994.

R.J. Goldston and P.H. Rutherford, Introduction to Plasma Physics, Institute of Phyics Publishing, 1995.

Dendy, Plasma Physics, Cambridge University Press, 1995.

W. J. Hogan, ed., Energy from Inertial Fusion, IAEA, 1995.

Seminal Papers on Plasma Physics:

I. Langmuir and H. Mott-Smith, Gen. Elec. Rev. 27, 449,538,616,762,810 (1924).
Langmuir probe technique

E. V. Appleton, The influence of the earth's magnetic field on wireless transmission (summary), U.R.S.I. Proc. 1927, Washington Assembly (Brussels, 1928).
the Altar-Appleton-Hartree dispersion relation

L. Tonks and I. Langmuir, Oscillations in Ionized Gases, Phys. Rev. 33, 195 (1929).
naming the plasma, and plasma oscillations

E. V. Appleton, Wireless studies of the ionosphere, J. Inst. Elec. Engrs. 71, 642 (1932).
the Altar-Appleton-Hartree dispersion relation

W. H. Bennett, Magnetically self-focussing streams, Phys. Rev. 45, 890 (1934).
Bennett pinch equilibrium

A. A. Vlasov, J. Phys. USSR 9, 25 (1945).
Vlasov equation and plasma dispersion relation

L.D. Landau, J. Phys. U.S.S.R., 10, 25 (1946).
Landau damping

D. Bohm and E. P. Gross, Phys. Rev. 75, 1851 (1949).
derivation of the Bohm-Gross dispersion relation for plasma waves

R.S. Cohen, L. Spitzer, Jr., and P. McR. Routly,The electrical conductvity of an ionized gas, Phys. Rev. 80, 230 (1950).
Coulomb collisions and resistivity

D. Pines and D. Bohm, Phys. Rev. 85, 338 (1952).
plasma oscillations

L. Spitzer, Jr. and R. Harm, Transport phenomena in a completely ionized gas, Phys. Rev. 89, 977 (1953).
Spitzer resistivity

M. D. Kruskal and M. Schwarzchild, Some instabilities of a completely ionized plasma, Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A, 223, 348 (1954).
the Kruskal-Shafranov current limit

V. D. Shafranov, At. Energy 5, 38 (1956).
the Kruskal-Shafranov current limit

J.D. Lawson, Proc. Phys. Soc. (London) B70, 6 (1957).
Lawson criterion

I. B. Bernstein, J. M. Greene, and M. D. Kruskal, Exact nonlinear plasma oscillations, Phys. Rev. 108, 546 (1957).
BGK modes

M. N. Rosenbluth and C. Longmire, Stability of plasmas confined by magnetic fields, Ann. Phys. 1, 120 (1957).

M. N. Rosenbluth, W. MacDonald, and D. Judd, Fokker-Planck equation for an inverse square law, Phys. Rev. 107, 1 (1957).

I. B. Bernstein, Phys. Rev. 109, 10 (1958).
Bernstein modes

B. R. Suydam, Proc. 2nd UN Int. Conf. on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, 31, 157 (Geneva, 1958).
Suydam criterion

I. B. Bernstein, E. A. Frieman, M. D. Kruskal, and R. M. Kulsrud, Proc. Roy. Soc. (London), A 244, 17 (1958).
MHD energy principle

L. Spitzer, Jr., Phys. Fluids 1, 253 (1958).
Stellerator concept

H. Grad and H. Rubin, in Proceedings of the 2nd U.N. Conf. on the Peaceful uses of Atomic Energy, United Nations, Geneva, vol. 31, p.190 (1958).
MHD equilibrium in an axisymmetric toroid

H. Dreicer, Electron and Ion Runaway in a Fully Ionized Gas, Phys. Rev. 115, 238 (1959).
runaway electrons

O. Buneman, Phys. Rev. 115, 503 (1959).
Two-stream instability

W. A. Newcomb, Annals of Phys. 10, 232 (1960).
Newcomb's theorem

J. Marshall, Phys. Fluids 3, 135 (1960).
Marshall gun

N. Rynn and N. D'Angelo, Device for Generating a Low Temperature, Highly Ionized Cesium Plasma, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 31, 1326 (1960).
Q machine

V. D. Shafranov, Sov. Phys.-JETP 26, 682 (1960).
Grad-Shafranov equation for MHD equilibrium in a torus

T. Ohkawa and D. W. Kerst, Phys. Rev. 7, 41(1961).
Toroidal multipole concept

D. Pfirsch and A. Schluter: MPI/PA/7/62, Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik und Astrophysik, Munich (1962).
Pfirsch-Schluter effect... modified classical diffusion in a toroidal geometry

H. P. Furth, J. Killeen, and M. N. Rosenbluth, Finite-resitivity instabilities of a sheet pinch, Phys. Fluids 6, 459 (1963).
resistive tearing modes, rippling modes and g-modes

J. H. Malmberg and C. B. Wharton, Collisionless damping of electrostatic plasma waves, Phys. Rev. Lett. 13, 184 (1964).
Experimental verification of Landau damping theory.

A. Y. Wong, R. W. Motley, and N. D'Angelo, Landau damping of ion acoustic waves in highly ionized plasmas, Phys. Rev. 133, A436 (1964).
Experimental verification of Landau damping theory.

S.I. Braginskii, Transport Properties in a Plasma, in Review of Plasma Physics, M.A. Leontovish (ed.), Consultants Bureau, vol. 1, pp. 205-311 (1965).

L. A. Artsimovich, V. V. Afrosimov, I. P. Glaskovskii, M. P. Petrov, and V. S. Strelkov, Plasma Phys. and Controlled Nucl. Fusion Research 2, 595 (Conf. Proceedings, Culham, 1965)(IAEA, Vienna, 1966).
Tokamak concept

M. N. Rosenbluth, R. Z. Sagdeev, J. B. Taylor, and G. M. Zaslavski, Destruction of magnetic surfaces by magnetic field irregularities, Nucl. Fusion 6, 297 (1966).

J. H. Malmberg and C. B. Wharton, Collisionless damping of large-amplitude plasma waves, Phys. Rev. Lett. 19, 7775 (1967).
Observartion of non-linear Landau damping effects.

A. A. Galeev and R. Z. Sagdeev, Sov. Phys. JETP 26, 233 (1968).
Neoclassical diffusion in toroidal geometry... banana regime

B. B. Kadomtsev and O. P. Pogutse, Trapped particles in toroidal magnetic systems, Nucl. Fusion 11, 67 (1971).

M. N. Rosenbluth, R. D. Hazeltine, and F. L. Hinton, Plasma transport in toroidal confinement systems, Phys. Fluids 15, 116 (1972).

J. B. Taylor, Relaxation of toroidal plasma and generation of reverse magnetic fields, Phys. Rev. Lett. 33, 1139 (1974).

B. B. Kadomtsev, Disruptive instability in tokamaks, Sov. J. Plasma Phys. 1, 389 (1975).

A. B. Rechester and M. N. Rosenbluth, Electron heat transport in a tokamak with destroyed magnetic surfaces, Phys. Rev. Lett. 40, 38 (1978).

F. R. Troyon, R. Gruber, H. Saurenmann, S. Semenzato, and R. Succi, MHD-limits to plasma confinement, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 26, 209 (1984).
the Troyon pressure limit

Review Papers on Plasma Physics:

S.I. Braginskii, Transport Properties in a Plasma, in Review of Plasma Physics, M.A. Leontovish (ed.), Consultants Bureau, vol. 1, pp. 205-311 (1965).

B. B. Kadomtsev and O. P. Pogutse, Trapped particles in toroidal magnetic systems, Nucl. Fusion 11, 67 (1971).
Review of neoclassical transport theory

F. L. Hinton and R. D. Hazeltine, Theory of plasma transport in toroidal confinement systems, Rev. Mod. Phys. 48, 239 (1976).

H. A. B. Bodin and A. A. Newton, Reversed-field pinch research, Nucl. Fusion 20, 1255 (1980).

S. P. Hirshman and D. J. Sigmar, Neoclassical transport of impurities in tokamak plasmas, Nucl. Fusion 21, 1079 (1981).

M. Bornatici, R. Cano, O. DeBarbieri. and F. Engelmann, Electron cyclotron emission and absorption in fusion plasmas, Nucl. Fusion 23, 1153 (1983).

W. Horton, Drift wave turbulence and anomalous transport in Basic Plasma Physics II, Ed. by A. A. Galeev and R. N. Sudan (North-Holland Physics Publishing, Amsterdam 1984).

P.C. Liewer, Measurements of microturbulence in tokamks and comparisons with theories of turbulence and anomalous transport, Nucl. Fusion 25, 543 (1985).

R. B. White, Resistive reconnection, Rev. Mod. Phys. 58, 183 (1986).

J. B. Taylor, Relaxation and magnetic reconnection in plasmas, Rev. Mod. Phys. 58, 741 (1986).

N. J. Fisch, Theory of current drive in plasmas, Rev. Mod. Phys. 59, 175 (1987).

M. Tuszewski, Field reversed configurations, Nucl. Fusion 28, 2033 (1988).

S. Ortolani, Reversed field pinch confinement physics, Plasma Phys. and Control. Fusion 31, 1665 (1989).

H. A. B. Bodin, The reversed field pinch, Nucl. Fusion 30, 1717 (1990).

A. J. Wootton, B. A. Carreras, H. Matsumoto, K. McGuire, W. A. Peebles, Ch. P. Ritz, P. W. Terry, and S. J. Zweben, Fluctuations and anomalous transport in tokamaks, Phys. Fluids B 2, 2879 (1990).

J. Sheffield, The physics of fusion reactors, Rev. Mod. Phys. 66, 1015 (1994).

T. R. Jarboe, Review of spheromak research, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 36, 945 (1994).

John Lindl, Development of the indirect-drive approach to inertial confinement fusion and the target physics basis for ignition and gain, Phys. Plasmas 2, 3933 (1995).

R. J. Bickerton, Magnetic turbulence and the transport of energy and particles in tokamaks, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 39, 339 (1997).

Textbooks on Space Plasmas and Fluid Mechanics:

H.K. Moffatt, Magnetic Field Generation in Electrically Conducting Fluids, Cambridge University Press, 1978.

Michael C. Kelley, The Earth's Ionosphere, Academic Press, San Diego, 1989.

Rolf H. Sabersky, Allan J. Acosta, and Edward G. Hauptmann, Fluid Flow, A First Course in Fluid Mechanics, Third Edition, McMillan Publishing, New York, 1989.

Pijush K. Kundu, Fluid Mechanics, Academic Press, San Diego, 1990.

George K. Parks, Physics of Space Plasmas, an Introduction, Addison-Wesley, Redwood City, CA, 1991.

Books and Articles for the General Audience:

T. K. Fowler and R. F. Post, Progress Toward Fusion Power, Scientific American, December 1966, pp. 21-31.

Joan L. Bromberg, Fusion MIT Press, 1982.

T. A. Heppenheimer, The Man-Made Sun, Little, Brown, 1984.

R. S. Craxton, R. L. McCrory, and J. M. Soures, Progress in Laser Fusion, Scientific American, August 1986, pp. 68-79.

Robin Herman, Fusion: The Search for Endless Energy, Cambridge Press, 1990.

H. P. Furth, Fusion, Scientific American, September 1995, pp. 174-176.

T. Kenneth Fowler, The Fusion Quest, Johns Hopkins Press, 1997.

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