PHYS-731 / 4 crédits

Enseignant(s): Fasoli Ambrogio, Graves Jonathan, Loizu Cisquella Joaquim, Merle Antoine Pierre Emmanuel Alexis, Ricci Paolo

Langue: Anglais

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.

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

The introductory plasma physics courses are a pre-requisite.

Dans les plans d'études

  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session libre)
  • Matière examinée: Magnetic confinement
  • Cours: 28 Heure(s)
  • Exercices: 28 Heure(s)
  • Type: optionnel

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