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ED2246 Project in Fusion Physics 6.0 credits

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.

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 TEFRM programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus ED2246 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

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.

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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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.

Grading scale

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


  • 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

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Per Brunsell

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: