Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Plasma physics III

PHYS-424

Lecturer(s) :

Furno Ivo
Reimerdes Holger

Language:

English

Summary

This course completes the knowledge in plasma physics that students have acquired in the prevoious two courses, with a discussion of different applications, in the fields of controlled fusion and magnetic confinement, astrophysical and space plasmas, and societal and industrial applications

Content

A. Fusion

-Basics (the need for fusion, advantages, nuclear reactions, the Lawson criterion) AF

-Design of a fusion reactor; Inertial confinement: physics issues and the reactor concept

-Magnetic Confinement: MHD reminder, tokamak and other options (stellarator)

-Magnetic Confinement: tokamak equilibrium, instabilities and operational limits

-Magnetic Confinement: Heating and Current drive

-Magnetic Confinement: Transport ' theoretical basis and phenomenology

-Magnetic Confinement: Burning plasmas, ITER and the reactor (safety, Tritium,')

B. Plasma applications

-The basics of plasma discharges for applications

-Examples of plasma applications

C. Plasmas in nature (3 lessons - Dr. Ivo Furno)

-Plasma astrophysics

-Space plasmas

-Joint problems of space and fusion plasmas ' Magnetic reconnection and particle acceleration

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Electrodynamics, Plasma physics I and II

Learning Outcomes

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

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra and exercises in class

Assessment methods

oral exam

Resources

Websites

In the programs

  • Applied Physics, 2017-2018, Master semester 2
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Oral
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Plasma physics III
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Applied Physics, 2017-2018, Master semester 4
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Oral
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Plasma physics III
    • 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 2
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Oral
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Plasma physics III
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Energy minor, 2017-2018, Spring semester
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Oral
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Plasma physics III
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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

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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German