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2020/2021

Physics of Tokamaks

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02FT Z,ZK 4 3+1 Czech
Lecturer:
David Břeň (guarantor), Jan Mlynář
Tutor:
David Břeň (guarantor), Jan Mlynář
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

Students will be introduced in detail to physics of tokamak experiments. The course will be focused on the physics context, terminology and phenomenology of the subject so that the participants can substantially improve their capacity to search for information and to work independently with scientific literature.

Requirements:

Knowledge of basic course of physics

02TEF1,2 Theoretical physics 1,2

Syllabus of lectures:

1)Purpose and contents of the course. Magnetic fields in tokamaks.

2)Plasma equilibrium in tokamaks: Grad-Shafranov equation

3)Plasma equilibrium in tokamaks: Solutions and interpretation

4)Electric fields and electric current in tokamaks

5)Plasma radiation

6)Transport in tokamaks I : Neoclassical diffusion

7)Transport in tokamaks II: Empirical approach

8)Plasma heating and fuelling

9)Physics of the plasma edge

10)Plasma-wall interaction

11)Tokamak instabilities I

12)Tokamak Instabilities II.

13)Plasma stability, operational diagrams, ITER

Syllabus of tutorials:

Calculations of examples on:

1)Purpose and contents of the course. Magnetic fields in tokamaks. Plasma equilibrium in tokamaks: Grad-Shafranov equation

2)Plasma equilibrium in tokamaks: Solutions and interpretation. Electric fields and electric current in tokamaks

3)Plasma radiation, Transport in tokamaks I : Neoclassical diffusion

4)Transport in tokamaks II: Empirical approach, Plasma heating and fuelling

5)Physics of the plasma edge. Plasma-wall interaction

6)Tokamak instabilities.

7)Plasma stability, operational diagrams, ITER

Study Objective:

Knowledge:

introducing in detail to physics of tokamak experiments

Skills:

the course will be focused on the physics context, terminology and phenomenology of the subject so that the participants can substantially improve their capacity to search for information and to work independently with scientific literature.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] J Wesson, Tokamaks, Clarendon Press 2004, chapters 11-13, ISBN 0198509227.

[2] J.P. Freidberg: Ideal Magnetohydrodynamics, Plenum Press, 1987, . C. Stangeby: The Plasma Boundary of Magnetic Fusion Devices, IOP Press, 2000

Recommended references:

[3] ITER Physics Basis, http://web.gat.com/iter-ga/iter_physics.html

Note:
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Data valid to 2020-09-22
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