2019 Special Lecture on Accelerator and Fusion Reactor Technology I

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Graduate major in Nuclear Engineering
Katabuchi Tatsuya  Iio Shunji  Oguri Yoshiyuki  Akatsuka Hiroshi  Tsutsui Hiroaki  Hasegawa Jun  Hayashizaki Noriyosu 
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Fri7-8(原講523,, 先導原子力研実験室, North No.2, 5F-523)  
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Course description and aims

The course will provide the lectures mainly for doctoral degree program students on accelerator and fusion reactor engineering, students deeply understand the detail of accelerator and fusion reactor technology.

Student learning outcomes

Students can explain the details of accelerator and fusion reactor engineering based on the deep understanding of this scientific field.


accelerator, fusion reactor, fusion reaction, Rarefied supersonic plasma flow, arc jet, thrusters, magnetic confinement fusion, numerical analysis, equilibrium, stability, transport, inertial fusion, heavy-ion accelerator, reactor system, cold fusion, nuclear transmutation in condensed matter, Inertial electrostatic confinement fusion, compact neutron source

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Lectures will be delivered by the lecturers in various fields in accelerator and fusion reactor engineering

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Applications of particle accelerators Explain applications of particle accelerators.
Class 2 Nuclear physics of nuclear fusion reactions Explain nuclear physics of nuclear fusion reactions.
Class 3 Generation and analysis of supersonic plasma flow, experimental (rarefied supersonic plasma in wind tunnel, probe measurement) and numerical methods (DSMC, hybrid simulation) Explain the basis of supersonic plasma flow.
Class 4 Numerical analysis in nuclear fusion Explain a part of numerical analysis in magnetic confinement fusion.
Class 5 Basic principles and system configuration of heavy-ion inertial fusion Explain basic concept of inertial confinement fusion driven by heavy-ion beam.
Class 6 Cold fusion Explain about the history and present status of research on cold fusion
Class 7 Inertial electrostatic confinement fusion Explain the principle of inertial electrostatic confinement fusion and its applications
Class 8 Final exam



Reference books, course materials, etc.

George H. Miley and S. Krupakar Murali, "Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) Fusion”, Springer, New York, ISBN-13: 978-1461493372
Stefano Atzeni and Jurgen Meyer-ter-Vehn, "The Physics of Inertial Fusion: Beam Plasma Interaction, Hydrodynamics, Hot Dense Matter", Oxford University Press, ISBN-13: 978-0199568017 (2009).

Assessment criteria and methods

The understanding and knowledge on accelerator and fusion reactor technologies are evaluated through the final exam.

Related courses

  • NCL.A401 : Laser and Particle‐Beam Technology and Its Medical Applications
  • NCL.A402 : Nuclear Fusion Reactor Engineering

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

General fundamental knowledge of accelerator and fusion reactor engineering

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Assoc. Prof. Tatsuya Katabuchi buchi[at]lane.iir.titech.ac.jp

Office hours

Prior appointment is needed

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