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Fusionsenergi og fusionsplasmafysik

Course description

The objective of this course is to give you an understanding of the basic principles behind fusion energy and the placement of fusion energy in the future energy distribution networks. This course will provide insight into plasmas and technology required for the development of fusion energy. This covers the dynamics of the plasma and particularly the confinement properties of fusion-grade plasmas with particular attention to magnetic confinement. Acquired knowledge from this course provides a foundation for advanced studies of fusion plasmas and for a future career in fusion energy research and engineering at international fusion research facilities.

Learning objectives:

A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

  • Describe the basic physical processes and technological requirements for the development of fusion energy
  • Describe the required plasma conditions for achieving fusion energy
  • Differentiate between various models for plasma dynamics and their applicability in various scenarios
  • Describe magnetic plasma confinement in toroidal devices : Tokamaks and Stellarators
  • Deduce the plasma equilibrium state in tokamaks
  • Deduce basic plasma instabilities and their influence on confinement
  • Design set-ups for confining and generating plasma
  • Describe the fundamental heating methods of magnetically confined plasma
  • Describe basic diagnostic methods for fusion plasmas
  • Deduce information about the state of plasma on the basis of measurements
  • Describe the special requirements to materials for fusion devices
  • Discuss the role of fusion energy in the future energy supply scheme
Course Literature:
Notes and J. Friedberg ”Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy” Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Contact Jens Juul Rasmussen, DTU Physics,
Course ID: 
DTU Physics Course #10401
Technical University of Denmark