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Nuclear Fusion

Code 14920
Year 3
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Physics
Entry requirements None
Learning outcomes Knowledge of fundamental concepts on the subject of Controlled Nuclear Fusion. Physical description of fusion plasmas. Give a physical insight on experimental devices (Tokamaks) capable of nuclear fusion reactions. Impact of this technology in the framework of the future world energetic needs.
Syllabus 1. Tokamak plasmas
2. Debye shielding, plasma frequency and Larmor orbit
3. Kinematics of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields
4. Particle drifts
5. Plasma resistivity
6. Plasma waves
7. Thermonuclear fusion, Tokamaks and fusion reactions
8. Fundamentals of equilibrium and confinement in Tokamaks
Main Bibliography 1. Wesson, J. (1984). Tokamaks. Oxford: Claredon Press
2. Chen, F. (2016). Introduction to plasma physics and controlled fusion. Springer
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.


Last updated on: 2020-07-16

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