Programme / general topics

Introduction

Energy resources and reactor safety
Thermonuclear burn criteria

Confinement concepts

Magnetic fields and plasmas
Guiding centre motion
Tokamaks
Stellarators
Plasma equilibrium in tokamaks
Operational limits

Theoretical description of plasmas

Kinetic and gyro-kinetic description
Macroscopic description

Waves and instabilities

Propagation and absorption in confined plasmas
Ideal and resistive MHD instabilities
Micro-instabilities

Plasma heating and current drive

Neutral beam injection
Wave heating (ECRH, ICRH)
Current drive (ECRH, ICRH, Lower Hybrid, NBI)

Transport in tokamaks

Classical, neoclassical and anomalous transport
Fluctuations in tokamaks
Degraded and improved confinement
Transport codes

Diagnostics

Microwave, optical and spectroscopic diagnostics for the plasma core and edge, equilibrium and fluctuations

Edge plasma physics

Plasma-wall interaction and wall conditioning
Ash removal, recycling
Radiation phenomena at the edge and in the divertor
Divertor concepts
Materials for the first wall

Present status of fusion

Overview of tokamak results
Scaling and extrapolation to reactors
ITER



Contact  



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Trilateral Euregio Cluster (TEC)

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Chairman TEC
Dr. Dirk van Eester
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Local Chairman KU Leuven
Prof. Stefaan Poedts
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