The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Germany is one of the largest fusion research institutes situated in two locations in Germany: Garching hosts the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak and Greifswald the W7-X stellarator. Besides its research activities, it also supports education by providing access to these large facilities and also to some small educational experiments. The IPP RF laboratory consists of a series of experiments aiming at familiarizing students with HF/VHF transmission lines, matching methods, power generation and measurement equipment used for high power RF. A set of 11 hands-on experiments is complemented by a visit to the high power ion cyclotron range of frequency (ICRF) heating system of ASDEX Upgrade.
A lab session can be organised on demand for between 4 and 16 students. It can be tailored to master or doctoral students and can last between half a day and several days.