EF3330 Applied Plasma Physics, Advanced Course 5.0 credits

Tillämpad plasmafysik, avancerad kurs

This course is primarily aimed at PhD students in applied plasma physics. This field ranges from nanoscale surface structuring to space plasma propulsion and high power plasma furnaces. The purpose of this course is to make the student familiar with the research results, particular techniques, and applications, both broadly and with focus around the subject area of the thesis. 

  • Education cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    P, F

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

After completed course the students should have knowledge of the research results, particular techniques, and applications both broadly in applied plasma physics, and with focus on the subject area of the thesis.

Course main content

The content is decided on a case by case basis by the PhD advisor in cooperation with the course coordinator.


Self study under guidance by the thesis advisor


MSc level mathematics and physics, and preferably EF2270 Applied Plasma Physics or equivalent.


The literature is decided on a case by case basis. If the student is lacking parts (or all of) the prerequisite course EF2270, this can be included in the curriculum. Examples of suitable literature with different orientation within this wide field are.

-      Liebermann, M. A., and Lichtenberg A. J., Principles of plasma discharges and materials processing, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1994. (Materials science)

-      Roth, R., Industrial Plasma Engineering, Volume 2, Applications, Institute of Physic Publishing ltd. (A broad overview of industrial plasma sources)

-      Fridman, A., 2004, Plasma Physics and Engineering, Taylor and Francis, 2004.

-      C. Grabbe (Editor), Plasma Physics Applied, Transworld Research Network, 2006. (Plasma chemistry including combustion)

-      Nezlin, M. V., Physics of Intense Beams in Plasmas, IOP Publishing, Bristol, 1993 (Beams and plasma wave particle accelerators).


  • EXA1 - Examination, 5.0, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

Seminar(s) given by the student, and one final oral exam.

Offered by

EECS/Space and Plasma Physics


Svetlana Ratynskaia (srat@kth.se)


Svetlana Ratynskaia <svetlana.ratynskaia@ee.kth.se>


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