Plasma Physics

Plasma Physics

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Our group is focusing on the understanding of the interaction between the 10 million °C hot plasma and -270 °C solidified Hydrogen balls, the pellets. Pellets are injected into the plasma at high speeds (>1000 km/h) in order to replenish the fuel in a fusion reactor – this is the best way to deposit fuel in the hot and dense center of the plasma. Our investigations aim at maximizing the fuelling efficiency of pellets, i.e. to find ways to deposit a significant fraction of the pellet material in the plasma core.
ITER and fusion diagnostics development" research group consists mainly of engineers. The main field of activities of the research group, is to participate in the development of the ITER experimental fusion power plant in three main areas...
The Beam Emission Spectroscopy (BES) experimental technique has been used in fusion plasma experiments for decades. Nearly all major fusion experiments are equipped with BES diagnostics, and a variety of applications have been developed. The basic idea is that an atomic beam can penetrate the magnetic field of fusion devices and the beam fluorescence is measured. The light emission originates from excitation by plasma particle collisions; hence the light intensity gives information primarily on local plasma density...