This subject aims to introduce fundamental physics of plasmas and their applications, particularly for development of thermonuclear fusion reactors. This lecture also covers experimental methods to generate plasmas, diagnostics, fundamental equations to describe weakly ionized plasmas, application for material science, and high-density plasmas.
Let us study cold plasmas with low ionization degree first, and then, move on to basic plasma physics common to any applications including plasmas for thermonuclear fusion. Also some physical chemistry is added to understand processing plasmas and spectroscopic diagnostics of plasmas.
After that, we will study high-temperature and high-density plasmas for thermonuclear fusion reactors. We discuss
MHD equations, stability and equilibrium, etc.
This subject aims to introduce fundamental physics of plasmas and their applications.This lecture also covers experimental methods to generate plasmas, diagnostics, fundamental equations to describe weakly ionized plasmas, applications for material processing, and high density plasmas.
1. Fundamentals of plasmas I (plasma frequency, Debye shielding, etc.)
2. Fundamentals of plasmas II (Maxwell's equation, mean free path, etc.)
3. Experimental methods to generate plasmas
4. Atomic and molecular processes in plasmas
5. Diagnostics of plasmas I - probes
6. Diagnostics of plasmas II - spectroscopic and optical methods
7. Fundamental equations to describe weakly ionized plasmas
8. Physical properties of weakly ionized plasmas
9. Applications of weakly ionized plasmas for material processing
10. Fundamentals of high density plasmas
11. Generations of high density plasmas
12. Applications of high density plasmas
Textbook is prepared by the instructors.
Basic knowledge of atomic physics or physical chemistry of undergraduate level is necessary. That of electromagnetic theory is also mandatory.
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