ED3260 Fusion Plasma Diagnostics 8.0 credits

Fusionplasmadiagnostik

The purpose of the course is to make the student familiar with basic plasma diagnostics. The emphasis is on plasma diagnostics for magnetic fusion research. Physics concepts underlying the diagnostic methods are introduced, using a systematic approach from first principles. A number of plasma diagnostic applications are discussed in some detail.

  • Education cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    P, F

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P4 (8.0 credits)

  • Application code

    61243

  • 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>

Autumn 18 for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P2 (8.0 credits)

  • Application code

    51755

  • Start date

    29/10/2018

  • End date

    14/01/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

Information for research students about course offerings

The course is given when there is sufficient demand. Please contact the examiner if you are interested in taking the course.

Intended learning outcomes

When completing the course, the student should be able to

  • Formulate the underlying physics principles for common plasma diagnostic methods
  • Perform simple analysis of measurement data
  • Estimate measurement errors in plasma diagnostic data

Explain the technical features of some commonly used plasma diagnostic applications

Course main content

Magnetic measurements, measurements of plasma particle flux, measurements of plasma refractive index, electromagnetic emission by free electrons, electromagnetic radiation from bound electrons, scattering of electromagnetic radiation, measurements of ion processes. Basic plasma diagnostic applications such as: Magnetic diagnostics, interferometer, Thomson scattering, spectrometers, bolometers, SXR camera, and electric probes.

Disposition

Seminars.

Eligibility

PhD students in the fields of electrical engineering, plasma physics, nuclear engineering, or similar.

Recommended prerequisites

PhD students in the fields of electrical engineering, plasma physics, nuclear engineering, or similar.

Literature

Ian. H. Hutchinson,Principles of Plasma Diagnostics, Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Examination

  • EXA1 - Examination, 8.0, grading scale: P, F

Students are required to satisfactorily work out selected problems taken from the course book. Solution sheets are handed in and examined during the course. Students are expected to be able to discuss the completed problems and other course book material during oral examination 

Requirements for final grade

Written assignments and oral examination.

Offered by

EECS/Fusion Plasma Physics

Contact

Per Brunsell

Examiner

Per Brunsell <brunsell@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2012.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.