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Plasma Confinement and Heating (E C E 527) Syllabus
COURSE INFORMATION
Plasma Confinement and Heating
E C E 527 ( 3 Credits )
Description
Principles of magnetic confinement and heating of plasmas for controlled thermonuclear fusion: magnetic field structures, single particle orbits, equilibrium, stability, collisions, transport, heating, modeling and diagnostics. Discussion of current leading confinement concepts: tokamaks, tandem mirrors, stellarators, reversed field pinches, etc.
Prerequisite(s)
N E/E C E/PHYSICS 525 or graduate or professional standing
Breadths
P - Physical Science
Department: ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGR
College: College of Engineering
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  • 1
    Students should be able to calculate particle drifts in the guiding center approximation for various magnetic field structures.
    [C001]
  • 2
    Students should be able to evaluate thermal and particle diffusivity in toroidal systems in different collisionality regimes.
    [C002]
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    Students should understand the basic concepts of plasma equilibrium and stability between kinetic and magnetic pressures.
    [C003]
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    Students should be able to calculate temperature relaxation times between species.
    [C004]
  • 5
    Students should be able to calculate plasma heating from various sources such as neutral particle beams, ohmic currents, and radio frequency waves.
    [C005]
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    Students should have a good grasp of diagnostics systems which are available to measure plasma properties.
    [C006]
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    Students should be able to perform a rudimentary design of a magnetic confinement systems such as a tokamak.
    [C007]
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