Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Magnetic confinement

PHYS-731

Lecturer(s) :

Fasoli Ambrogio
Graves Jonathan
Ricci Paolo
Sauter Olivier
Testa Duccio

Language:

English

Frequency

Every 2 years

Remarque

Remarque : Every 2 years / Next time: Fall 2018

Summary

The course provides an overview of the fundamentals of magnetic confinement of plasmas for fusion. The different magnetic confinement configurations are presented, with a description of their operating regimes. The basic elements of particle and energy transport are introduced.

Content

The course will consist of three parts:
- an overview of the different magnetic confinement configurations (tokamaks, stellarator, RFPs, ...) and of the operating regimes (L mode, H mode, ...), with an introduction to the plasma-wall interaction (5 lectures);
- introduction to particle and energy transport in magnetic confinement devices (classical, neoclassical, and turbulent transport) (6 lectures);
- basic principles of plasma heating and current drive, including heating due to fusion-generated alpha particles (3 lectures).

In the programs

    • Semester
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Magnetic confinement
    • Lecture
      28 Hour(s)
    • Exercises
      28 Hour(s)

Reference week

 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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