Basics of plasmas : Plasma as a state of matter, Debye length, plasma frequency, collisions, dc conductivity, ac conductivity.
Plasma production and measurements : dc discharge, rf discharge, photo-ionization, tunnel ionization, avalanche breakdown, laser produced plasmas, Langmuir probe.
Waves and instabilities : Electromagnetic waves, Langmuir wave, ion acoustic wave, surface plasma wave, ionosphere propagation, two stream instability, Weibel instability.

Plasma confinement : Single particle motion in a magnetic field, motion in magnetic and electric fields, motion in inhomogeneous and curved magnetic fields, magnetic moment invariance, mirror confinement, tokamak confinement.
Applications : Medium and short wave communication, plasma processing of materials, laser ablation, laser driven fusion, magnetic fusion.

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Course Curriculum

Introduction to Plasmas Details 56:55
Plasma Response to fields: Fluid Equations Details 53:25
DC Conductivity and Negative Differential Conductivity Details 59:54
RF Conductivity of Plasma Details 59:8
RF Conductivity of Plasma Contd I Details 56:44
Hall Effect, Cowling Effect and Cyclotron Resonance Heating Details 58:18
Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in Plasma Details 58:36
Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in Plasma Contd I Details 59:33
Electromagnetic Wave Propagation Inhomogeneous Plasma II Details 57:40
Electrostatic Waves in Plasmas III Details 59:14
Energy Flow with an Electrostatic Wave Details 59:13
Two Stream Instability Details 58:12
Relativistic electron Beam- Plasma Interaction Details 57:48
Cerenkov Free Electron Laser Details 1:51
Free Electron Laser Details 58:51
Free Electron Laser: Energy gain I Details 54:48
Free Electron Laser: Wiggler Tapering and Compton Regime Operation II Details 56:28
Weibel Instability Details 58:21
Rayleigh Taylor Instability Details 57:32
Single Particle Motion in Static Magnetic and Electric Fields Details 57:53
Plasma Physics Grad B and Curvature Drifts Details 50:41
Adiabatic Invariance of Magnetic Moment and Mirror confinement Details 57:59
Mirror machine Details 58:45
Thermonuclear fusion Details 57:19
Tokamak Details 0:58
Tokamak operation Details 58:54
Auxiliary heating and current drive in tokamak Details 55:57
Electromagnetic waves propagation in magnetise plasma Details 56:25
Longitudinal electromagnetic wave propagation cutoffs, resonances and faraday rotation Details 58:12
Electromagnetic propagation at oblique angles to magnetic field in a plasma Details 54:50
Low frequency EM waves magnetized plasma Details 58:35
Electrostatic waves in magnetized plasma Details 1:18
Ion acoustic, ion cyclotron and magneto sonic waves in magnetized plasma Details 57:5
VIasov theory of plasma waves Details 58:52
Landau damping and growth of waves Details 59:9
Landau damping and growth of waves Contd I Details 56:33
Anomalous resistivity in a plasma Details 58:30
Diffusion in plasma Details 56:48
Diffusion in magnetized plasma Details 49:11
Surface plasma wave Details 57:9
Laser interaction with plasmas embedded with clusters Details 56:12
Current trends and epilogue Details 59:44

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