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409.308A / Introduction to Nuclear Fusion, Fall 2006
· Staff
Prof.: Sanghee Hong
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Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session
· Level
Undergraduate
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 → Course Description
This course introduces basic principles and technological issues relevant to fusion energy generation and its practical use as a limitless large-scale electric power source in the future. Based on plasma physics studied previously in the 1st semester, energy generation and loss mechanisms, plasma confinement methods, and transport phenomena are reviewed. Various physical and technological conditions required for realizing controlled thermonuclear fusion are presented, and magnetic and inertial confinement systems are compared to meet these conditions along with other concepts of nuclear fusion based on low-temperature operation. Plasma heating, plasma-wall interaction, impurity control, blanket design, tritium handling, safety and environmental impact are discussed to create practical fusion power reactors.

※ Major Topics
   ▪ Fusion Fundamentals
   ▪ Open Magnetic Confinement Systems
   ▪ Closed Magnetic Confinement Systems
   ▪ Plasma Heating
   ▪ Plasma-Wall Interaction
   ▪ Fusion Reactor Blanket
   ▪ Safety and Environmental Impacts
   ▪ Tritium Fuel Dynamics

※ Prerequisites: Introduction to Plasma (409.307A)
※ Grading: Mid-term Exam: 40%, Final Exam: 40%, Homework: 10%, In Class Participation: 10%
Seoul National University, San 56-1. Sillim-dong, Gwanak-gu.Seoul 151-742 Korea
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