F7241 Plasma physics 1

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2008
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 1 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
prof. RNDr. Jan Janča, DrSc. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Lenka Zajíčková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Jan Janča, DrSc.
Department of Physical Electronics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Jan Janča, DrSc.
Fri 11:00–12:50 F1,01014
F5170 Plasma physics
Courses: Electricity and magnetism, theory of elmg. field, Atom - nuclear and particle physics. Plasma Physics.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The lecture enriched the knowledge from fundamentals of plasma physics presented in introductory course F5170.The different forms of velocity distribution functions of electrons are thoroughly discussed in various plasma excitation conditions.Advanced parts from theory of electric breakdown and excitation of different forms of electrical dischrges are lectured.Introduction to plasma magnetohydrodynamics and thermodynamics closed the course. Symetrical part of distribution function. Margenau and Druyvestein distribution function of electrons. Distribution function in non-isothermic plasma in electric and magnetic fields. Gas discharges. Townsend theory and conditions for breakdown in DC dischrges. Paschen's law. Breakdown of high-frequency discharges. Shottky teory of ambipolar diffusion. Fundamentals of magnetohydrodynamics. The probe theory and probe measurements. Thermodynamics of plasma. Saha equation. Chrged particle orbits in different electric and magnetic fields. Electrostatic oscillations perpendicular to the magnetic field, upper and lower hybrid frequency.
  • Different velocity distribution functions. Townsend teory of discharge breakdown. Paschen law. Excitation of high frequency and microwave discharges. Schottky theory of ambipolar diffusion. Fundamentals of magnetohydrodynamics. Pinch effect. Saha's equation and. Lowering of ionization potential. Probe measurements. Paths of charged particles in different configurations of electric and magnetic field.
  • GOLDSTON, Robert J. and Paul H. RUTHERFORD. Introduction to plasma physics. Bristol: Institute of Physics Publishing, 1995. xvii, 491. ISBN 0-7503-0183-X. info
  • LIEBERMAN, M. A. and Allan J. LICHTENBERG. Principles of plasma discharges and materials processing. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1994. xxvi, 572. ISBN 0471005770. info
  • DRAWIN, Hans-Werner and Paul FELENBOK. Data for plasmas in local thermodynamic equilibrium. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1965. 503 s. info
Assessment methods
Lectures. Written test.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 1999, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, spring 2012 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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