Nuclear Fusion and Plasma Physics

Physics and Energy

Over deze cursus

The goal of the course is to provide the physics and technology basis for controlled fusion research, from the main elements of plasma physics to the reactor concepts

  1. Basics of thermonuclear fusion
  2. The plasma state and its collective effects
  3. Charged particle motion and collisional effects
  4. Fluid description of a plasma
  5. Plasma equilibrium and stability
  6. Magnetic confinement: Tokamak and Stellarator
  7. Waves in plasma
  8. Wave-particle interactions
  9. Heating and non inductive current drive by radio frequency waves
  10. Heating and non inductive current drive by neutral particle beams
  11. Material science and technology: Low and high Temperature superconductor - Properties of material under irradiation
  12. Some nuclear aspects of a fusion reactor: Tritium production
  13. Licensing a fusion reactor: safety, nuclear waste
  14. Inertial confinement


  • Design the main elements of a fusion reactor
  • Identify the main physics challenges on the way to fusion
  • Identify the main technological challenges of fusion

Goed om te weten

Contact coordinator via email

Onderwijsmethode en toetsing

Oral Exam - Exam period is from 13/01/2025 to 01/02/2025 . Exam dates will be announced in mid-November. Oral exam using VOIP. Exam registration before 22/11/2024.

Veronderstelde voorkennis

Basic knowledge of electricity and magnetism, and of simple concepts of fluids

Aanvullende informatie

  • Studiepunten
    ECTS 4
  • Niveau
  • Contact uren per week
  • Instructeurs
    Ambrogio Fasoli
  • Instructievorm
    Online - time-independent
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  • Startdatum

    9 september 2024

    • Einddatum
      1 februari 2025
    • Periode *
      Fall Semester 2024
    • Voertaal
    • Inschrijven tussen
      14 mei - 29 jul 2024
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Dit aanbod is voor studenten van Technion (Israel)