Scope and Topics

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Scope and Topics

Topics

Topics

Magnetic Confinement Fusion

• Edge and plasma-wall interactions
• Turbulence and transport
• Equilibrium and MHD
• Scenario development and control
• Diagnostics
• Heating and fuelling
• Burning plasma issues
 

Beam Plasmas & Inertial Fusion

• Inertial confinement and high gain target design
• Hydrodynamics and instabilities
• Ultra-intense laser interaction and fast ignition
• High energy density matter
• Inertial fusion energy drivers and reactors
• Laser and ion beam coupling with plasma
• Laser and plasma based accelerators
• Radiation and particle sources
 

Low Temperature and Dusty Plasmas

• Discharge modelling
• Plasma kinetics
• Diagnostics (including LIBS)
• Plasma processing and applications
• Basic processes in dusty plasmas
• Strongly coupled plasmas
 

Basic Plasmas & Space & Astrophysical Plasmas

• Solar, space and astrophysical plasmas
• Laboratory astrophysics
• Fundamental plasma physics
• Waves and turbulence in laboratory plasmas