Physics Colloquium: Controlling Plasma with Waves
Prof. Nat Fisch, Princeton
Waves can produce enormous effects in plasma. Radio frequency waves injected into magnetically confined plasma can heat the plasma to thermonuclear temperature, drive mega-amps of current, or divert mega-watts of power. This talk will explore the fundamental mechanisms and constraints on wave-particle interactions in plasma that enable these and other unusual effects, and how these effects might expedite, among other applications, economical fusion power.
Event Organizer: Dr. Liron Barak