**PH-713 Plasma Physics-II**

- Basic concepts of inertial and magnetic confinement fusion schemes, fusion reactor physics, thermonuclear fusion reaction criteria and driver requirements, scenario for ICF, fusion fuel burn physics.
- The physics of hydrodynamic compression, plasma hydrodynamic, shock wave propagation in plasmas, isentropic compression, hydrodynamic stability of the implosion process, equation of state models, and ablation driven compression.
- Energy transport in ICF plasmas, electron thermal conduction, thermal conduction inhibition, spontaneous magnetic field generation, suprathermal electron transport, radiation transport models.
- Nonlinear mechanisms in plasmas, solitary waves and solitons, ion-acoustic solitary wave, the Korteweg-de-Vries (KdV) equation, ion-acoustic and Alfven wave solitons, Nonlinear Schrodinger equation, Nonlinear Landau damping, Bernstein-Greene-Kruskal (BGK) modes, and introduction to dusty plasmas with applications.

**Recommended text books: **

*Inertial Confinement Fusion*, by J. J. Duderstadt and G. A. Moses, publisher: John Wiley & Sons, New York; 1st edition, (1982).*Plasma Waves*, by D. G. Swanson, publisher: IoP, Bristol and Philadelphia; 2nd edition, (2003).*Introduction to Dusty Plasma Physics*, by P. K. Shukla and A. A. Mamun, publisher: IoP, Bristol and Philadelphia; 1st edition, (2002).