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Laboratory of plasma physics 1 (10 ECTS)

Aims

Experimental skills in plasma physics

Contents

Introductory lectures on plasma physics and diagnostics, vacuum systems and transmission lines.

Experiments: microwaves, vacuum, laboratory plasmas and magnetised plasmas.

Detailed program

Introductory lectures on plasma physics and diagnostics, vacuum systems and transmission lines. Experiments: a) microwave propagation and transmission; b) mass spectroscopy of residual gases in a vacuum chamber and leak detection; c) electric discharge generation in vacuum and characterisation of plasma discharges by Langmuir probes and optical emission spectroscopy; d) characterisation of magnetized plasmas; e) study of DC glow discharges. F) study of density fluctuations in the liner device Gym.

Semester

1st year, Master degree, 1st semester

 

Institution: 
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy