Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Plasma physics III

PHYS-424

Enseignant(s) :

Furno Ivo
Reimerdes Holger

Langue:

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

Dans les plans d'études

  • Ingénierie physique, 2017-2018, Master semestre 2
    • Semestre
      Printemps
    • Forme de l'examen
      Oral
    • Crédits
      4
    • Matière examinée
      Plasma physics III
    • Cours
      2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Exercices
      2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Ingénierie physique, 2017-2018, Master semestre 4
    • Semestre
      Printemps
    • Forme de l'examen
      Oral
    • Crédits
      4
    • Matière examinée
      Plasma physics III
    • Cours
      2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Exercices
      2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Physique - master, 2017-2018, Master semestre 2
    • Semestre
      Printemps
    • Forme de l'examen
      Oral
    • Crédits
      4
    • Matière examinée
      Plasma physics III
    • Cours
      2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Exercices
      2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Mineur en Energie, 2017-2018, Semestre printemps
    • Semestre
      Printemps
    • Forme de l'examen
      Oral
    • Crédits
      4
    • Matière examinée
      Plasma physics III
    • Cours
      2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Exercices
      2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

LuMaMeJeVe
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
En construction
Cours
Exercice, TP
Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand