Vorlesungen Prof. Dr. Thomas Sunn Pedersen

Thomas Sunn Pedersen has worked on different magnetic confinement concepts for hot plasmas, including tokamaks, stellarators, and dipoles. His research spans work on active control of MHD instabilities and experimental studies of impurity transport in tokamaks, the physics of non-neutral plasmas confined on magnetic surfaces, stellarator exhaust and and edge topology control, development of measurement systems for hot plasmas, and work towards the creation of the world's first confined electron-positron plasmas.


Vorlesungen an der Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald

High temperature plasma physics

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This course teaches the basics of high temperature plasma physics, with a special focus on phenomena that are of importance to magnetic confinement fusion. The course begins with the definition and occurrences of plasma, and then develops the theory for strongly magnetized single particle motion in simple and complex magnetic and electric fields. The two-fluid equations are derived and the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equations are discussed and used to describe finite-pressure plasma equilibria. Collisions, diffusion and other transport processes are discussed, and an introduction to plasma waves is given.

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