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E C E 527: Plasma Confinement and Heating

  • Catalog Description:
    Principles of magnetic confinement and heating of plasmas for controlled thermonuclear fusion: magnetic field structures, single particle orbits, equilibrium, stability, collisions, transport, heating, modeling and diagnostics. Discussion of current leading confinement concepts: tokamaks, tandem mirrors, stellarators, reversed field pinches, etc.
  • Credits: 3
  • Prerequisites: NEEP/Phys/ECE 525 or equiv
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