Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Nuclear fusion and plasma physics

PHYS-445

Lecturer(s) :

Fasoli Ambrogio

Language:

English

Summary

The goal of the course is to provide the physics and technology basis for controlled fusion research, from the main elements of plasma physics to the reactor concepts.

Content

1) Basics of thermonuclear fusion
2) The plasma state and its collective effects
3) Charged particle motion and collisional effects
4) Fluid description of a plasma
5) Plasma equilibrium and stability
6) Magnetic confinement: Tokamak and Stellarator
7) Waves in plasma
8) Wave-particle interactions
9) Heating and non inductive current drive by radio frequency waves
10) Heating and non inductive current drive by neutral particle beams
11) Material science and technology: Low and high Temperature superconductor - Properties of material under irradiation
12) Some nuclear aspects of a fusion reactor: Tritium production
13) Licensing a fusion reactor: safety, nuclear waste
14) Inertial confinement


Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Basicknowledge of electricity and magnetism, and of simple concepts of fluids

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra and in-class exercises

Assessment methods

oral examen (100%)

Resources

Ressources en bibliothèque
Websites

In the programs

  • Auditeurs en ligne, 2017-2018, Autumn semester
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      Oral
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Nuclear fusion and plasma physics
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Nuclear engineering, 2017-2018, Master semester 1
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      Oral
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Nuclear fusion and plasma physics
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Applied Physics, 2017-2018, Master semester 1
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      Oral
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Nuclear fusion and plasma physics
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Applied Physics, 2017-2018, Master semester 3
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      Oral
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Nuclear fusion and plasma physics
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Physics - master program, 2017-2018, Master semester 1
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      Oral
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Nuclear fusion and plasma physics
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Physics - master program, 2017-2018, Master semester 3
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      Oral
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Nuclear fusion and plasma physics
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

MoTuWeThFr
8-9
9-10
10-11
11-12
12-13
13-14CO121
14-15
15-16CO121
16-17
17-18
18-19
19-20
20-21
21-22
Lecture
Exercise, TP
Project, other

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