22.67 Principles of Plasma Diagnostics


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Introduction to the physical processes used to measure the properties of plasmas, especially fusion plasmas. Measurements of magnetic and electric fields, particle flux, refractive index, emission and scattering of electromagnetic waves and heavy particles; their use to deduce plasma parameters such as particle density, pressure, temperature, and velocity, and hence the plasma confinement properties. Discussion of practical examples and assessments of the accuracy and reliability of different techniques.

This class has 6.651J, 8.613J, and 22.611J as prerequisites.

22.67 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by I. Hutchinson.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

You can find more information at the Plasma Diagnostics 22.67: Required Text site or on the 22.67 Stellar site.

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