Plasma Physics: Applications

Онлайн-курс
Language
Английский
Duration
32 часа курса
Certificate
Сертификация платная
Курс от EdX
бесплатный
бесплатный
Чему вы научились?
Different applications of plasmas
Understanding of the fusion energy challenge, and acquisition of the basis for developing an overall vision of the different R&D elements
Understanding of the main plasma societal applications and relevant tools
Vision and appreciation of the importance of plasmas in space and astrophysics
By solving problems in course content, you will acquire some basic knowledge of MATLAB programming
О курсе

This physics course, taught by world-renowned experts in the field, will provide you with an overview of applications in plasma physics. From the study of far distant astrophysical objects, over diverse applications in industry and medicine, to the ultimate goal of sustainable electricity generation from nuclear fusion.

In the first part of this course, you will learn how nuclear fusion powers our Sun and the stars in the Universe. You will explore the cyclic variation of the Sun’s activity, how plasma flows can generate large-scale magnetic fields, and how these fields can reconnect to release large amounts of energy, manifested, for instance, by violent eruptions on the Sun.

The second part of this course discusses the key role of plasma applications in industry and introduces the emerging field of plasma medicine. You will learn in detail how plasmas are generated and sustained in strong electric fields, why plasmas are indispensable for the manufacturing of today’s integrated circuits, and what the prospects are of plasma treatments in cancerology, dentistry and dermatology.

In the third and most extensive part of this course, you will familiarize yourself with the different approaches to fusion energy, the current status, and the necessary steps from present-day experimental devices towards a fusion reactor providing electricity to the grid. You will learn about the key ingredients of a magnetic fusion reactor, how to confine, heat, and control fusion plasmas at temperatures of 100 million degrees Kelvin, explore the challenges of plasma wall interactions and structural materials, and the importance of superconductivity.

Finally, in the fourth part of this course, you will learn about laser-created plasmas and the interaction between plasmas and high-power laser pulses. Applications range from energy production by thermonuclear fusion to laboratory astrophysics, creation of intense sources of high-energy particle and radiation beams, and fundamental studies involving high-field quantum electrodynamics.

To enjoy this course on plasma applications, it is recommended to first familiarize yourself with the plasma physics basics taught in Plasma Physics: Introduction.

Программа
Plasma Physics: Applications
Learn about plasma applications from nuclear fusion powering the sun, to making integrated circuits, to generating electricity.
Лекторы
Ambrogio Fasoli
Ambrogio Fasoli
Director of the Swiss Plasma Center EPFL
Paolo Ricci
Paolo Ricci
Associate Professor EPFL
Alan Howling
Alan Howling
Senior Scientist, Basic Plasma Physics and Applications EPFL
Christian Theiler
Christian Theiler
Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Plasma Physics EPFL
Duccio Testa
Duccio Testa
Experimental Plasma Physics EPFL
Ivo Furno
Ivo Furno
Adjunct Professor EPFL
Jean-Philippe Hogge
Jean-Philippe Hogge
Senior scientist, Gyrotron Development Group EPFL
François Amiranoff
François Amiranoff
Directeur de Recherche CNRS LULI (Laboratoire d’Utilisation des Lasers Intenses)
Caterina Riconda
Caterina Riconda
Physics professor Sorbonne Université
Thierry Dufour
Thierry Dufour
Associate professor Sorbonne Université
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