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FUSION-EP: Syllabus

This FUSION-EP syllabus is incomplete for now.

Course Lectures in Experimental Physics

 

  1. Plasma Physics Part I, CLE T1-1

    Plasma conditions, Debye screening, plasma frequency, charged particles in magnetic fields, particle drifts, magnetic mirror, adiabatic invariants, particles in the earths magnetic field, one- and two-fluid descriptions, MHD equations, pinches, fluid drifts, the ionosphere, stability, Alfvén waves, waves in magnetised plasmas

     
    Semester: 1/WS Hours per week: 2+1 Certific. of credits: L
    Type of course: Lecture Bachelor ECTS-Credits: 4
     
  2. Plasma Physics Part II, CLE, T1-1

    Waves in field-free plasmas, waves in magnetised plasmas, interferometry, reflectometry, polarimetry, CMA-diagram, kinetic theory, Boltzmann distribution function, Boltzmann equation, collisions, Fokker-Planck equation, derivation of fluid equations, transport processes, relaxation phenomena, electric conductivity, ambipolar flows, plasma sheath, Langmuir probes

     
    Semester: 2/SS Hours per week: 2+1 Certific. of credits: L
    Type of course: Lecture Plasma Physics Part I ECTS-Credits: 4
     

Course Lecture in Mathematical Methods

 

  1. Numerical Plasma Physics, part 1 and 2

    Introduction to programming; introduction to scientific programming; introduction to programmatic data visualisation; introduction to numerical solution of ODEs; introduction to numerical solution of PDEs; solution of DEs relevant to plasma physics, plasma turbulence, wave propagation 

    Semester: 1 and 2 Hours per week: 2+1 Certific. of credits: L+E
    Type of course: EL-T2 with exercises Prerequisites: basic computer skills

    ECTS-Credits: 4 per part

       

Advanced Physical Laboratory

 

  1. Experiments P1

    10 Experiment days in Stuttgart( plasma physics) and KIT (fusion engineering)

     
    Semester: 1+2 Hours per week: block course Certific. of credits
    Type of course: Lab Prerequisites: Plasma Physics ECTS-Credits: 6
      
     

Elective Lectures

 

In each semester, a selection of the following elective lectures out different fields will be offered. 

T1/2) Research Training Module

 

  1. Seminar on Special Problems of Fusion Research
    Semester: 3 and 4 Hours per week: 2 Certific. of credits: L+P
    Type of course: Seminar with talk Prerequisites: FUSION-EP first year ECTS-Credits: 3
     
  2. EMTRAIC
    Semester: 3 Hours per week: block course Certific. of credits: L+P
    Type of course: Practical at Prag IPP Prerequisites: FUSION-EP first year ECTS-Credits: 3
      
  3. Advanced Experimental/Computational Training

    The shortened version of above courses for combination with EMTRAIC

     
    Semester: 3 and 4 Hours per week: 1+2 Certific. of credits: L+P
    Type of course: practical Prerequisites: FUSION-EP first year ECTS-Credits: 3
     

Cadarache Winter Event

 

  1. Tokamaks: Operation and Research  
      Hours per week: Block Certific. of credits: L+E
    Type of course: lecture Prerequisites: FUSION-EP first year ECTS-Credits: 6
     
  2. Advanced Physics  
      Hours per week: Block Certific. of credits: L+E
    Type of course: lecture Prerequisites: FUSION-EP first year ECTS-Credits: 3
     
  3. Reactor Technologies  
      Hours per week: Block Certific. of credits: L+E
    Type of course: lecture Prerequisites: FUSION-EP first year ECTS-Credits: 3
     

T1) Plasma physics

 

  1. Plasma applications part I: Plasma Technology

    Examples of plasma technological applications, plasma parameters, plasma creation, glow discharge, arc discharge, HF discharges, plasma-surface interaction, adsorption, desorption, layer deposition, ion-surface interaction, electron-surface interaction, plasma etching, plasma switches, vacuum switches, applications.

     
    Semester: 2-4 Hours per week: 2+1 Certific. of credits: L
    Type of course: Lecture Bachelor ECTS-Credits: 4
     
  2. Plasma applications part II: Magnetic Confinement and Nuclear Fusion ("Fusion Research")

    Magnetic fields for plasma confinement, flux surfaces, magnetic islands, tokamaks, stellarators, fusion parameters, Lawson Criterium, density limit, instabilities, ballooning limit, tearing mode, sawteeth, disruptions, particle orbits in fusion experiments, bootstrap current, Ware pinch, collisional transport, neoclassical transport, turbulent transport, drift waves.

     
    Semester: 2-4 Hours per week: 2+1 Certific. of credits: L
    Type of course: Lecture Prerequisites: Plasma Physics part I ECTS-Credits: 4
     
  3. Microwave Technology

    Fundamentals of microwave, components, transmission lines, with applications to plasma heating and diagnostics

    Semester: 1-4 Hours per week: 2+1 Certific. of credits: L
    Type of course: Lecture Prerequisites: none ECTS-Credits: 4
     
  4. Numerical Investigation of Mode Propagation in Corrugated Waveguides Using the
    PROFUSION Code
     
    Semester: 3-4 Hours per week: block course Certific. of credits: L
    Type of course: Practical Prerequisites: none ECTS-Credits: 2
     
  5. (Advanced) Simulation of Reflectometry with Python
     
    Semester: 3-4 Hours per week: block course Certific. of credits: L
    Type of course: Practical Prerequisites: Plasma Physics ECTS-Credits: 2 (3 for advanced)
     

 

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Name: Dr. Carsten Lechte