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.
Choose semester and course offering
Choose semester and course offering to see current information and more about the course, such as course syllabus, study period, and application information.
Content and learning outcomes
- 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.
Literature and preparations
120 hp in electrical engineering or technical physics and documented proficiency in English B or equivalent.
Experimental Fusion Plasma Physics, P. Brunsell, KTH 2010.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- PRO1 - Project Task, 6.0 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
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 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 ED2246
Main field of study
In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: http://www.kth.se/en/eecs/utbildning/hederskodex.