ED2245 Project in Fusion Physics 4.5 credits

Projekt inom fusionsfysik

  • Experimental techniques for generating high temperature fusion plasmas.
  • Plasma diagnostic methods that are commonly used such as magnetic field measurements, probe measurements, interferometry, Thomson scattering, and spectroscopy.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • Experimental techniques used for generating high temperature fusion plasmas.
  • Plasma diagnostic methods that are commonly used such as magnetic measurements, probe measurements, interferometry, Thomson scattering, and spectroscopy.

Intended learning outcomes *

The student will learn about practical experimental research work by carrying out a small research project. The projects are performed in a real research laboratory environment; the EXTRAP T2R fusion research facility at the Alfvén Laboratory in KTH. The student will engage in a project that also leads to a more in-depth understanding of some common fusion plasma diagnostics methods.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

120 hp in electrical engineering or technical physics and documented proficiency in English B or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Fusion Physics – an introduction to the physics behind fusion energy, J. Scheffel and P. Brunsell, KTH 2009.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project Task, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Course credits will be given for successfully completed projects. The grade will be dependent on the observed amount of student activity, understanding and creativity, as demonstrated in the written project reports and the oral project presentations.

Other requirements for final grade *

After passing the course, the student should be able to

  • understand and explain typical experimental methods in fusion physics,
  • design an experiment based on a given research problem,
  • perform common experimental research tasks such as experiment preparation, data collection and data analysis,
  • summarize experimental research work in a short written report,
  • present experimental work in a small informal talk.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Per Brunsell

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web ED2245

Offered by

EES/Fusion Plasma Physics

Main field of study *

Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Physics

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Per Brunsell