# 12ZFP - Principles of plasma physics

Here you can find auxiliary study materials for undergraduate course **12ZFP - Principles of Plasma Physics** lectured at the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague.

academic year: |
2019/2020 |

time: |
Tuesday, 9:30-11:10 |

room: |
T-115 |

### Tutorials:

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**Tutorial 00** - TBA

Debye screening, Debye length, plasma parameter, plasma frequency, collisions of charged particles, Landau length, Coulomb logarithm

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**Tutorial 01** - TBA

Vlasov equation, Krook collision term, derivation of two-fluid hydrodynamics, diamagnetic drift

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**Tutorial 02** - TBA

Plasma oscillations, plasma waves in fluid and kinetic description, Landau damping, wave energy

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**Tutorial 03** - TBA

Demonstration using PIC code ES1, plasma waves, Landau damping, two-stream instability

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**Tutorial 04** - TBA

Ion sound waves; electromagnetic waves in plasma, critical density, wave propagation in planar plasma

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**Tutorial 05** - TBA

One fluid approximation, ideal and non-ideal magnetohydrodynamics, hydromagnetic equilibrium, Rayleigh-Taylor and Kruskal-Schwartzschild instabilities

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**Tutorial 06** - TBA

Diffusion in weakly and strongly ionized plasmas, ambipolar diffusion, plasma-wall interaction, sheath, Bohm criterion

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**Tutorial 07** - TBA

Introduction into atomic physics of plasmas, multiply-charged ions, excitation and autoionization states, collisional and radiative processes, oscillator strength, direct and inverse processes, principle of detail balancing

### Recommended literature:

[1] F.F. Chen, *Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion*, 2nd ed., Plenum Press, 1984.

[2] D.R. Nicholson, *Introduction to Plasma Theory*, J. Wiley, 1983.

[3] S. Ichimaru, *Statistical Plasma Physics*, Volume I: Basic Principles, Addison-Wesley, Redwood City, 1992.

[4] S. Eliezer, *The Interactions of High-Power Lasers with Plasma*, IOP Publishing, Bristol 2002.

[5] D. Salzman, *Atomic Physics in Hot Plasmas*, Oxford University Press, Oxford 1998.