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2023/2024

Physics of Tokamaks

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02FT Z,ZK 4 3+1 Czech
Garant předmětu:
Jan Mlynář
Lecturer:
Ondřej Ficker
Tutor:
David Břeň, Ondřej Ficker, Petr Mácha
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

Advanced course on physics of thermonuclear fusion in the magnetic confinement of tokamaks. The course is focused on

the physics context, terminology and phenomenology of the subject so that students can substantially improve their understanding of physics background as well as 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: derivation of the Grad-Shafranov equation

3) Plasma equilibrium in tokamaks: Solutions and interpretation

4) Shafranov shift, vertical field in the tokamak, magnetic islands

5) Electric fields and electric current in tokamaks, bootstrap current

6) Plasma radiation

7) Transport in tokamaks I : Classical and neoclassical diffusion

8)Transport in tokamaks II: Anomalous transport, scaling

9) Plasma heating and fuelling

10) Physics of the plasma edge, plasma-wall interaction

11) Tokamak instabilities I

12) Tokamak Instabilities II.

13) Present status of the research, the ITER project, participation of the Czech Republic

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 4th ed., Oxford University Press 2011, chapters 11-13, ISBN: 9780199592234

[2] H. Zohm, Magnetohydrodynamic Stability of Tokamaks, Wiley 2014 ISBN 978-3-527-41232-7

Recommended references:

[3] J.P. Freidberg: Ideal Magnetohydrodynamics, Cambridge University Press, 2014

[4] C. Stangeby: The Plasma Boundary of Magnetic Fusion Devices, IOP Press, 2000 (úvodní kapitoly).

Note:
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