ED2246 Project in Fusion Physics 6.0 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.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Electrical Engineering
    Engineering Physics
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P4 (6.0 credits)

  • Application code

    60816

  • Start date

    18/03/2019

  • End date

    04/06/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Per Brunsell <brunsell@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Per Brunsell <brunsell@kth.se>

  • Target group

    TEFRM but also open for all programmes

Spring 20 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 20 P4 (6.0 credits)

  • Application code

    60500

  • Start date

    16/03/2020

  • End date

    01/06/2020

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Per Brunsell <brunsell@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Per Brunsell <brunsell@kth.se>

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 main content

  • 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.

Disposition

Project work.

Eligibility

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

Literature

Experimental Fusion Plasma Physics, P. Brunsell, KTH 2010.

Examination

  • PRO1 - Project Task, 6.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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.

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.

Offered by

EECS/Electrical Energy Engineering

Contact

Per Brunsell

Examiner

Per Brunsell <brunsell@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.