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Fast particle transport in high-field stellarators

Recent results on Wendelstein 7-X have shown that stellarators are a viable candidate for a magnetic confinement fusion power plant. Renaissance Fusion is a start-up based in Grenoble, France, that is planning to construct a high-field stellarator based on high-temperature superconductors in the coming 10 years. However, scaling existing designs to high-field regimes will require accurate modelling of particle losses. In this project, the student will use particle-tracing codes being developed at IPFN/IST to integrate particle trajectories in order to generate particle transport predictions for the magnetic equilibrium under consideration at Renaissance Fusion. If needed, the student will also recommend changes to the said equilibrium (and, correspondingly, to the magnetic coils design) in order to improve confinement of alpha particles and thermal ions. The student will be based in Lisbon at IST, but will travel to Grenoble to collaborate with researchers at Renaissance Fusion. This mobility will be funded by FuseNet support and Renaissance Fusion.

Fast particle transport in high-field stellarators

Position Type
Position Type
Master internship
Host institute type
Host institute type
Industry
Host institute
Host institute
Renaissance Fusion, France
Location
Location
Lisbon, Portugal
Format
Format
Requires physical presence
Starting Date
Starting Date
10-01-2022
Date for Application Deadline
Date for Application Deadline
Duration of position
Duration of position
6 months
Candidate level
Candidate level
Master (in progress)
Candidate level comments
We are looking for a talented and highly motivated master student that is willing to acquire experience running massive numerical simulations on High-Performance Computing (HPC) clusters. The student should have a strong plasma physics background and good programming skills with experience with C/C++ and python for adapting the particle following code and interfacing it with the magnetic fields provided by Renaissance Fusion. The student should be eligible for FuseNet support for this project.
Compensation
Compensation
Yes
Contact person
Contact person
Diego Cammarano
Contact person email
Contact person email
External Link
Other remarks
Other remarks
This submission was first put with IST as the host institute. The student will be spending most of their time there, working with codes developed at IST, but will travel to Grenoble during the internship.
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