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  • Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (Polytech-SOKENDAI)

4 ECTS

The course is intended as the first plasma physics course however it is also suitable for senior undergraduate students and graduate students.

  • Plasma phenomena on Earth and in the Universe; historical overview of plasma physics; contemporary research areas and technological applications of plasmas; studies of controlled nuclear fusion.
  • Definition of plasma; quasineutrality, Debye length, plasma frequency.
  • Coulomb collisions, Rutherford’s formula, Coulomb logarithm
  • Motion of a single charged particle in magnetic field; Larmor radius, drifts, magnetic traps.
  • Controlled nuclear fusion; Lawson criterion and ignition criterion.
  • Principles of plasma heating with electromagnetic waves and neutral beam injection.
  • Principles of plasma diagnostics, active and passive measurements, line-integral data, Doppler broadening

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (Polytech-SOKENDAI)

Organizing Institution
Organizing Institution
Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical University, Russia
Event Start
Event end
Event end
Cost
Cost
270 Euro (online format)
Registration Deadline
Registration Deadline
Link to register/view more info
Format
Format
Virtual
Location
Location
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Suggested Audience
Suggested Audience
Bachelor
Master
Prerequisite knowledge
Prerequisite knowledge

Calculus and General Physics corresponding to the first two years of a Bachelor's degree programme in physics, mathematics, technology etc.