EF3360 Complex Plasmas 8.0 credits
The course covers fundamental aspects as well as interdisciplinary aspects of plasmas seeded with small particles (dust), with focus on dust (small body)-plasma interaction to ensure relevance for broader range of plasma physics.
Education cycleThird cycle
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Grading scaleP, F
Autumn 18 P1 (8.0 credits)
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Intended learning outcomes
After completed course the students should be able to
· appreciate difference between multicomponent and complex (dusty) plasmas
· distinguish different regimes of dust (small body)- plasma interaction
· describe and explain the approaches used in the description of those regimes
discuss applications and interdisciplinary aspects of complex plasmas
Course main content
Charging of particles in complex plasmas. Electrostatic potential around a particle and interaction between particles. Momentum exchange and forces in complex plasmas. Waves and instabilities in complex plasmas. Kinetic theory of complex plasmas. Phase transitions in strongly coupled complex plasmas. Interdisciplinary aspects of complex plasmas. Dust in fusion devices. Dust in space plasmas.
Complex (Dusty) Plasmas: Current status, open issues, perspectives
V.E. Fortov, A.V. Ivlev, S. A. Khrapak, A.G. Khrapak, G.E. Morfill
Physics Reports, Vol. 421, Nos.1-2, December 2005
Elementary Physics of Complex Plasmas
V.N. Tsytovich, G.E. Morfill, S.V. Vladimirov and H.M. Thomas
(Lect. Notes Phys. 731, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg 2008)
Selected journal papers
- EXA1 - Examination, 8.0, grading scale: P, F
Requirements for final grade
Seminar presentations and final oral exam.
EECS/Space and Plasma Physics
Svetlana Ratynskaia <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2012.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.