Advanced analysis of electron cyclotron emission measurements
Two PhD candidates dedicated their work to the investigation and exploitation of electron cyclotron emission radiation emitted by the plasma conﬁned in a tokamak.
At the end of January 2019 two PhD candidates, who worked mainly at the tokamak ASDEX Upgrade, have successfully defended their theses and can now be proudly called Doctor. Both have dedicated the last four years to the investigation and exploitation of electron cyclotron emission (ECE) radiation emitted by the plasma conﬁned in a tokamak. Severin Denk (TU Munich) has further developed the ECE-radiation transport modelling including eﬀects such as relativistic electrons, refraction and contributions of multiple harmonics. He successfully investigated plasmas with non-thermal electron distribution functions . Branka Vanovac (TU Eindhoven) applied the radiation transport modelling to the edge plasma, where she characterised hydrodynamic modes in terms of their location, structure and velocity with a 2D ECE-imaging diagnostic . Both theses shed light on transport processes in the tokamak, one in the center, the other at the edge of the plasma.
 S. S. Denk et al., 2018, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 60 105010
 B. Vanovac et al., 2018, Nucl. Fusion 58 112011