T1-2 Special CAP Plasma Physics Session: in Memory of Prof. Akira Hirose (DPP) l Session spéciale en physique des plasmas: À la mémoire du prof. Akira Hirose (DPP)
- Michael Bradley (University of Saskatchewan)
In memory of Prof. Akira Hirose, a long-time DPP member and major force in Canadian Plasma Physics for many years.
Owing to their relative simplicity, Langmuir probes are the instrument of choice to infer the density and temperature in space and laboratory plasma experiments. The interpretation of probe characteristics, that is, the collected current as a function of bias voltage, is practically always based on theoretical models amenable to analytic solutions, and capable of producing fast solutions under...
In a magnetically confined fusion reactor, the density and the temperature profiles are highly peaked at the core of the reactor and the fusion reactions occur mostly at the center. Unlike the fission reactors with the fuel bundle inserted in the reactor core, the fusion fuels have to be continuously injected from the outside to maintain the desired density in the reactor. The primary...