ED3350 Fusion Plasma Diagnostics, Advanced Course 6.0 credits

Fusionsplasmadiagnostik, avancerad kurs

The course gives an in depth understanding of a selected plasma diagnostic method. The course is project based, focusing on one of the plasma diagnostics installed at the EXTRAP T2R device. The aim is to provide the student with practical experience of diagnostic setting up, operation, data acquisition and data analysis.

  • Education cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    P, F

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

  • explain in detail the physics principle for a selected plasma diagnostic,
  • perform the setting up of the diagnostic,
  • operate the diagnostic and carry out the data acquisition during EXTRAP T2R plasma experiments,

write computer programs for analysis of the acquired data.

Course main content

A diagnostic method for the project is selected among the plasma diagnostics installed at the EXTRAP T2R device, which includes magnetic diagnostics, interferometer, Thomson scattering, spectrometers, bolometers, SXR camera, and electric probes.

Disposition

Individual student projects.

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, 6.0, grading scale: P, F

Examination is based on satisfactory completion of individual projects.

Requirements for final grade

Handed in project report.

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.