PHYS-731 / 4 credits
Remark: Next time: Fall 2024
Every 2 years
To provide an overview of the fundamentals of magnetic confinement (MC) of plasmas for fusion.The different MC configurations are presented, with a description of their operating regimes.The basic elements of particle & energy transport, of plasma-wall interaction & of burning plasma are introduced.
The plasma heating techniques are addressed. The course aims at providing both an experimental and a theoretical approach to the subjects.
The course will consist of three parts:
- an overview of the different magnetic confinement configurations (tokamaks, stellarator, RFPs, …) and of the operating regimes, with an introduction to the plasma-wall interaction and to the burning plasma physics;
- introduction to particle and energy transport in magnetic confinement devices (classical, neoclassical, and turbulent transport);
- basic principles of plasma heating and current drive, including heating due to fusion-generated alpha particles.
The introductory plasma physics courses are a pre-requisite.
In the programs
- Exam form: Oral (session free)
- Subject examined: Magnetic confinement
- Lecture: 28 Hour(s)
- Exercises: 28 Hour(s)