F7241 Plasma physics 1

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Lenka Zajíčková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Lenka Zajíčková, Ph.D.
Department of Physical Electronics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Lenka Zajíčková, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Physical Electronics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Thu 13:00–14:50 F3,03015
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
F7241/01: Thu 12:00–12:50 F3,03015, L. Zajíčková
F2050 Elektřina a magnetismus nebo F2070 Elektřina a magnetismus pro učitele, (1. ročník jaro) a F4120 Teoretická mechanika, (2. ročník podzim) a F4100 Úvod do fyziky mikrosvěta nebo F4050 Úvod do fyziky mikrosvěta pro učitele, (2. ročník jaro) a F4090 Elektrodynamika a teorie relativity, (2. ročník jaro) F5170 Úvod do fyziky plazmatu (3. ročník podzim)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
This course extends knowledge gained during the course F5170 Introduction to plasma physics and it provides further studying material for students that are interested in plasma physics. The students acquire detailed information about Boltzmann kinetic equation including interactions and macroscopic description of low temperature laboratory plasma and fusion plasma. The emphasize is on the processes in low temperature laboratory plasma such as diffusion, conductivity, propagation of electromagnetic waves and effects in plasma sheath.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to: discuss fundamental physical quantities characterizing plasma; recall Boltzmann kinetic equation including collision term; suggest its analytically solution for appropriate assumptions; recall several types of distribution functions and explain to which conditions they apply; write and explain macroscopic transport equations for one type of charged particles; use appropriate simplification of these equations suitable for laboratory low pressure discharges; recall magnetohydrodynamic equations for fusion plasma and explain simplifying assumptions; describe principles of electromagnetic wave propagations in laboratory plasma; describe diffusion and transport processes in low temperature plasma; explain processes in plasma sheath; describe principles of two types of high frequency discharges - capacitively and inductively coupled plasmas.
  • The course if divided into eight chapters: 1. Repetition of basic equations and terms of plasma physics 2. Kinetic theory of plasma, equilibrium state, collisional Boltzmann kinetic equation and its analytical solution for elastic collisions of electrons with neutrals, several types of distribution functions 3. Macroscopic equations governing low temperature plasma of electrical discharges 4. Magnetohydrodynamic equations governing fusion plasma 5. Dynamics of low temperature plasma, dielectric constant and conductivity, wave dynamics 6. Diffusion and transport properties of low temperature plasma 7. Plasma sheath 8. Capacitively and inductively coupled high frequency discharges
  • 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
Teaching methods
The course is composed of lectures explaining the theory of all the topics. During lectures, the students are questioned about their knowledge of basic terms, provoked to discuss and to self-study the selected subjects.
Assessment methods
The course is finished by colloquium composed of written test and oral examination. In the written test, the students will demonstrate basic knowledge of the topics covered by the course. In the oral part, they have show a deeper understanding of some selected topics. For the admission to the collogium, it is necessary to pass the ROPOTs at is.muni.cz that test the basic knowledge of the subject.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
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 2008, 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 2020.
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