Teaching the principles of plasma physics:
- Kinetic and fluid models for plasmas applications to the study of wave-plasma interaction;
- Magnetohydrodynamic equations for the study of the stability of magnetized plasmas and magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) instability in linear and toroidal plasmas
- Introduction to models of the plasmas produced for applications (kinetics in gas phase and surface phase, sheaths and sources).
Fundamentals of plasma physics: kinetic and fluid plasma models, wave-plasma interaction by fluid model and kinetic model, magnetohydrodynamic equations, magneto-hydrodynamic stability and instabilities, magnetic reconnection, introduction to plasma applications.
Kinetic and fluid descriptions of plasma: the distribution function, the Vlasov equation, the momenta of the distribution function, the fluids equations, MHD and instabilities: space and time scales.
Waves in Plasma: Introduction to the wave propagation in plasma, Linearization of the Maxwell equations and fluids equations; Waves in non magnetised plasma; Langmuir oscillations; Electromagnetic transverse waves; Pressure effects; Waves in a magnetised plasma: perpendicular and parallel propagations; Wave polarisation in plasma; Waves in a drifting plasma: two stream intability.
Kinetics description of waves:Landau Damping. MHD and Instabilities: MHD stability; MHD instabilities
Kink and sausage instabilities, Rayleigh-Taylor instability for plasma and fluids; Plasma Applications
Plasma Sources, Sheats and Applications.
1st year, Master degree, First semester