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SUMTRAIC (SUMmer TRAIning Course) in plasma physics

SUMTRAIC (SUMmer TRAIning Course) in plasma physics

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SUMTRAIC is an experimental SUMmer TRAIning Course in plasma physics in magnetic confinement fusion devices (tokamaks) organized annually at the Institute of Plasma Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague (IPP CAS), Czech Republic.

The centre of gravity of this summer school lays in the direct involvement of the participants in the processing and analysis of experimental data from the COMPASS tokamak, which operated from 2009 to 2021 as one of the leading devices among smaller tokamaks in the world, with an experimental program that focused on plasma-wall interaction, edge plasma physics, H-mode and runaway electrons. It will be followed by COMPASS Upgrade, which will enable cutting edge research with high power (10 MW) and magnetic field (5 T) plasma scenarios. Topics on studies and simulations related to this future device might be proposed to students.

Topics in the past have included:

  • Characterization of ELM behavior on COMPASS
  • Dynamics of edge localized modes and sawtooth instability on COMPASS
  • Causality studies during plasma disruptions
  • Effect of the plasma composition on the sheath heat transmission coefficient
  • Effects of HFS error field on H-mode plasma and the means of how to correct them
  • Post-processing of tomographic reconstructions at COMPASS
The next course will be held from 26 August to 6 September 2024. See this page for all information. (Deadline for application is 9 June.)