Optimizing the nuclear fusion rate of the DTU fusor




Greater Copenhagen area

The “fusor” is an example of an inertial electrostatic confinement device, in which a plasma is confined by means of an applied electric field. Recently, a fusor has been constructed at the section for Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy at DTU, and the device is now ready for actual nuclear fusion plasma experiments. In this project, the fusion performance of the fusor should be evaluated under a range of operating conditions, using measurements of the neutron rate produced in fusion reactions. Possible approaches for optimizing the fusion reaction rate should be identified, including relevant modifications to the existing setup. The optimization can be assisted by developing models to predict the plasma behavior and fusion performance, either based on analytical theory or available multi-physics software.

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DTU Fysik


Jesper Rasmussen




Supervisor info

MSc in Physics and Nanotechnology


Jesper Rasmussen


Søren Bang Korsholm, Thomas Jensen

ECTS credits

15 - 30


BSc project, MSc thesis

Technical University of Denmark

For almost two centuries DTU, Technical University of Denmark, has been dedicated to fulfilling the vision of H.C. Ørsted – the father of electromagnetism – who founded the university in 1829 to develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society.

Today, DTU is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe, continues to set new records in the number of publications, and persistently increases and develops our partnerships with industry, and assignments accomplished by DTU’s public sector consultancy.

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