Fundamentals of Plasma Physics

The optional condensed course of  Fundamentals of Plasma Physics will be offered,  in English language, in winter semester 2012/13, starting from  October 29, 2012 at 9,00  at CTU FMBE in Kladno, Sítná 3105, room No 615. The program consists of 14 lectures delivered during approximately three weeks.
The detail time schedule will be arranged with the registered students at the opening lecture.
The course is organized in the frame of MEYS ESF Project CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0092BIO-OPT-XUV (BOX) and is designed for a broad audience. The credit (two credit points) will be given to FBME students, who attended at least 80% of lessons and passed the final test. Other participants will be awarded by the Certificate of the lecture pass.
All interested persons are kindly asked for registration via e-mail, addressed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lecturers

N.A. Bobrova (B), J. Nejdl (N), M. Vrbova (V),

Synopsis

Plasma definition. Main plasma characteristics. Collisions of  charged particles. Kinetic equations. Magneto-hydrodynamics. Equilibrium solutions. Aplications.

Goals

The aim is to present basics of plasma physics for future users of  plasma devices,  namely in biomedicine

Course schedule (Last update: 12. 11.2012)

 

Date

Time

Topics covered

Lecturer

Note

1.

29. 10. 12

9:00

Definition of plasma. Debye shielding.

B

 

2.

 

11:00

Plasma parameters. Plasma frequency.

B

 

3.

30. 10. 12

9:30

Collisions of charged particles. Coulomb logarithm.

B

 

4.

 

11:30

Movement of charged particles in external fields

B

 

5.

31. 10. 12

 

Home reading (Fitzpatrick)

 

 

6.

1. 11. 12

9:30

Kinetic theory, Vlasov equation. Collisional and collisional-less plasmas.

B

 

7.

 

11:30

Magneto-hydrodynamic equations.

B

 

8.

2. 11. 12

9:30

Equilibrium solutions of MHD equations.

B

 

9.

 

11:30

MHD waves. Shock waves.

B

 

 

5. 11. 12

 

ELI (Lectures for students in Diplomat hotel)

 

Attendance required

 

6. 11. 12

 

Workshop on EUV and X-ray sources (Seminar organized in the frame of ESF and INGO Projects at the rectorate office Zikova 4 , Prague 6, November 6, 2012).

 

Attendance required

10.

7. 11. 12

9:30

Capillary discharges. Survey of applications

B

 

11.

 

11:30

Wave-guiding. X-ray lasers

B

 

12.

12. 11.12

9:30

Plasma as an active medium of lasers.

N

 

13.

 

11:30

Plasma mirror. Plasma shutter

N

 

 

14. 11. 12

8:30

 

Excursion - Tokamak.

V

Attendance required

 


10:00

Excursion - PALS.

V

Attendance required

14.

15. 11. 12

 

Conclusion - TEST Credits. Certificates.

V

 

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