AC1 - Advanced Course on Plasma Physics and Diagnostics (6 ECTS)

  • Toroidal confinement devices (Tokamak, Stellarator, RFP)
  • ITER operational scenarios
  • MHD instabilities and performance limits
  • Plasma-wall interactions
  • Neoclassical and turbulent Transport
  • Heating and current drive physics
  • Principles and interpretation of diagnostics
  • Electromagnetic Diagnostics (Magnetic measurements, Electrostatic probes
  • Non-magnetic diagnostics (Interferometry, Polarimetry, Thomson Scattering, Spectroscopy, Motional Stark effect, Reflectometry, Tomography)
  • Turbulence data analysis techniques
  • Diagnostics for burning plasmas
  • Neutron diagnostics
  • Runaway diagnostics
  • Imaging diagnostics
  • Techniques for big data

The course will be held in the premises of RFX Consortium, located in Padova, Corso Stati Uniti, 4. Remote participation is also possible, upon agreement.