Fusion Research

Course 0000001560 in SS 2016

General Data

Course Type Lecture w/ Exercise
Semester Weekly Hours 4 SWS
Organisational Unit Physics Department
Lecturers Sibylle Günter
Francois Orain
Gergely Papp
Dates Thursday, 08:30–10:00
and 13 dates in groups

Assignment to Modules

  • PH2196: Fusionsforschung / Fusion Research
    This module is included in the following catalogs:
    • General catalogue of special courses
    • Specific catalogue of special courses for Applied and Engineering Physics
    • Specific catalogue of special courses for nuclear, particle, and astrophysics

Further Information

Courses are together with exams the building blocks for modules. Please keep in mind that information on the contents, learning outcomes and, especially examination conditions are given on the module level only – see section "Assignment to Modules" above.

additional remarks - Problems of sustainable energy supply - Fusion reactions, plasma parameters needed for nuclear fusion - Inertial fusion - Magnetic confinement of plasmas - Toroidal Confinement concepts (Tokamak, Stellarator) - Plasma heating - (Neo)-classical effects on transport in plasmas - Turbulence determines transport in fusion plasmas - Plasma diagnostic - Visit to our fusion experiment ASDEX Upgrade (IPP) - Present problems of fusion research
Links Course documents
TUMonline entry

Equivalent Courses (e. g. in other semesters)

SS 2015 Fusion Research Günter, S.
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Thursday, 08:30–10:00
and dates in groups

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