Fusion and Plasma Physics
There will be a short term paper, 5-10 pages, on a plasma
and fusion science topic.
The term paper is due the last
day of class. A list of ideas for term papers is provided
Please discuss your topic with me before
you begin your work.
Feel free to select a topic that is not on this list!
If you hand in a draft by April 8th, I will give you feedback before
you write your final paper.
for Term Paper Topics:
Ignition Facility (NIF)
favorite toroidal fusion device: JT-60, NSTX, DIII-D,
ASDEX, Wendelstein 7-AS, EAST, or K-STAR, etc…
role of particle accelerators in fusion research
simulation and numerical modeling of plasmas
drive methods (ICRF, LH, ECH, or neutral beams)
Dipole Experiment (LDX)
devices for fusion