2021 Special Lecture on Accelerator and Fusion Reactor Technology III

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Graduate major in Nuclear Engineering
Hasegawa Jun  Oguri Yoshiyuki  Akatsuka Hiroshi  Katabuchi Tatsuya  Tsutsui Hiroaki  Hayashizaki Noriyosu  Oshima Nagayasu 
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Course description and aims

The course will provide lectures on accelerator and fusion reactor engineering mainly for doctoral degree program students so that they can deeply understand the state-of-art technologies in these fields.

Student learning outcomes

Students can explain the state-of-art technologies in the fields of accelerator and fusion engineering based on the extensive and deep knowledge on these fields.


Plasma spectroscopy, collisional radiative model, high power laser, laser-driven particle acceleration, particle accelerators, positron annihilation, inertial confinement fusion, heavy ion beam, stopping power, magnetic confinement fusion, tokamak, helical, superconductivity, superconducting magnet, nuclear reaction, nuclear transmutation, nuclear waste management, nuclear data

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 of accelerator and fusion engineering.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Population kinetics of excited states in plasma and the collisional-radiative model Explain the collisional-radiative model to describe population kinetics of excited states in plasma as line-spectrum source.
Class 2 Laser-driven particle acceleration Explain the principles and the latest research trend of laser-driven particle acceleration.
Class 3 Applications of particle accelerators Explain applications of particle accelerators.
Class 4 Positron annihilation Explain the principle of the material analysis method using positrons (positron annihilation) and its application examples.
Class 5 Heavy-Ion Inertial Fusion III – Beam-Plasma Interaction – Explain the dependence of stopping power of incident heavy-ions on the target temperature.
Class 6 Superconducting Technology in Magnetic Confinement Fusion Explain a superconducting technology in magnetic confinement fusion.
Class 7 Nuclear transmutation system and nuclear reaction data Explain nuclear transmutation system for long-lived nuclear waste, and nuclear reaction data required for its development.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Not specified.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

#1: Takashi Fujimoto, "Plasma Spectroscopy", Oxford : Clarendon Press, ISBN-13: 9780198530282 (2007).
#2: Andrea Macchi, "Superintense Laser-Plasma Interaction Theory Primer", Springer, ISBN 978-94-007-6125-4 (2013).
#5: Stefano Atzeni and Jurgen Meyer-ter-Vehn, "The Physics of Inertial Fusion: Beam Plasma Interaction, Hydrodynamics, Hot Dense Matter (International Series of Monographs on Physics)", Oxford University Press, USA, ISBN-13: 978-0199568017 (2009).
#6: G. McCracken and P. Stott, "Fusion", 2nd edition, Elsevier, ISBN: 9780123846563 (2013).
#7: Y. Kimura, ed., "Kou-enerugi Kasokuki (High energy accelerators)", Kyouritsu Shuppan, ISBN: 978-4-320-03382-5 (2008).

Assessment criteria and methods

The understanding and knowledge on accelerator and fusion reactor technologies are evaluated through mini-exams or a report given in each class.

Related courses

  • NCL.A403 : Particle Accelerator Engineering
  • NCL.A404 : Application of Accelerators and Radiation
  • NCL.A402 : Nuclear Fusion Reactor Engineering

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

Fundamental knowledge of accelerator and fusion reactor engineering is required.

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