- Brief description
This is a joint program developed in cooperation with School of Physical Sciences of SOKENDAI (the Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan).
The course is suitable as the first plasma physics course or an add-on course for senior undergraduate students and graduate students.
The primary objective of the course is to present the fundamentals of plasma physics particularly highlighting high-temperature plasma physics and its applications to controlled fusion. The course begins with an overview of plasma phenomena and their applications. The lectures cover Coulomb collisions, single particle motion in magnetic field, magnetic traps, principles of controlled fusion, plasma heating and diagnostics. The program also includes study visits to a tokamak laboratory and a laboratory for plasma technologies.
- Skills and competence to be acquired by students
The students will acquire and consolidate skills and competence corresponding to the beginning of the first semester of the plasma physics course at Peter the Great Polytechnic University.