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STUDY PLANS
2018/2019

History, Social and Economical Aspects of Fusion

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
02HSEF KZ 2 1+0 Czech
Lecturer:
Milan Řípa (guarantor)
Tutor:
Milan Řípa (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

While a special lecture acts from simpler to complex, from known to new,

this lecture proceeds from older to latter. It connects fusion arrangement

and figures with its authors. Lectures explain the logic movement of the

research of controlled fusion reaction, including necessary or surprising

errors and blind alleys. Course brings out place of fusion in community,

including function of the popularization and the role of fusion in future

power mix. At lectures are fusion news are discussed.

Requirements:

Knowledge of basic course of physics

Syllabus of lectures:

1)The basic stones of nuclear fusion (A Einstein, A Eddinkton, F Aston).

2)The beginnings of controlled fusion (SSSR, UK, USA).

3)The Lavrentiev and Richter story.

4)The Lawson criterion story.

5)The logic of fusion research development (from pinch to tokamak).

6)Some priorities of Soviet Union on fusion research development (Harwell, tokamak, ITER).

7)The lapses in fusion research development (E. Rutherford, J. Peron, ZETA, +false trails?).

8)Breakdown: 3rd Conf.on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fuasion Research, Novosibirsk 1968 (L. A. Artsimovich, tokamak T3.temperature measurement).

9)The project ITER history (INTOR, ITER1998, ITER2001, place selection, agreement).

10)The fusion research development history in Czech Republic (IVE, IPP, CASTOR, Association EURATOM, COMPASS D)

11)The controlled fusion popularization in Czech Republic (before and after November 89, abroad)

12)The controlled fusion and the renewable sources.

13)The controlled fusion and the society.

14)Inertial Electrostatical Confinement

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Lectures explain the logic movement of the research of controlled fusion reaction, including necessary or surprising errors and blind alleys. Course brings out place of fusion in community, including function of the popularization and the role of fusion in future power mix. At lectures are fusion news are discussed.

Skills:

application of the above mentioned knowledge

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] C M Braams, P E Stott: Nuclear Fusion, Half a Century of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research, IoP 2002, ISBN 0750307056;

Recommended references:

[2] VD Shafranov, The initial Period in the history of nuclear fusion research at the Kurchatov Institute, Uspekhi Fitzicheskich Nauk, Rusian Academy of Sciences, 44 (8) 835 -843

Note:
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Data valid to 2019-03-25
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