Fusion energy has the potential to become the clean
unlimited energy source of the future. The success of fusion energy presently
relies on the understanding and the optimization of plasma dynamics inside a
magnetic confinement fusion device called a tokamak. The first tokamak at DTU
has just entered plasma mode and a number of research projects are ready to be carried
out. In the section of Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy we are looking for
students to help in this exciting period of time. First plasma was achieved in
late March 2019 (see picture) and we are currently looking for students to
construct plasma diagnostics, characterize and optimize the plasma operation, and
to assist in our general research program.
As a Research Immersion, BSc, or MSc project we have many different
possibilities for student who want to work with our new tokamak. A project could
include one of the following topics:
Determine plasma breakdown (generation) conditions
Development of light emission diagnostics
Detection of plasma waves generated in the
Development of probe diagnostic for temperature
measurements (we expect temperatures of 3 million degrees C).
Numerical projects related to the tokamak are also possible.
Please contact Stefan Kragh Nielsen at email@example.com for further information.