[Denmark] PhD position in Investigations of Edge Turbulence in the Tokamak EAST by Probe Measurements and Numerical Modelling
Application Deadline : 29 August 2011
The plasma edge is the most important field of research towards a working fusion power plant. Characterizing the transport of heat, particles and momentum from the plasma towards the plasma facing material surfaces is important as the large energy fluxes pose extreme challenges to the materials used. Moreover the most important operational regime for a fusion power plant, the so-called H-mode, is based on a transport barrier established in the plasma edge, the understanding of which is still in its infancy.
In the last years diagnostics of the plasma edge have improved significantly, among others through the advent of ultrafast cameras that are able to provide direct spatiotemporal information on the plasma edge dynamics on the microsecond timescale. However, this visual information can only be transferred into physical quantities such as densities and temperatures, if other parameters are measured directly. To this extend probe measurements are regularly used. Within this project the existing capabilities at the new superconducting divertor experiment EAST in Hefei, China, shall be upgraded to include fast measurements of ion temperature and its fluctuations, and measurements on the inside of the tokamak torus. The results shall be used to validate and improve edge models under development at Risø DTU.
The successful applicant is expected to spent significant time at the super conducting fusion experiment EAST and to actively participate in the experimental campaigns.
Candidates should hold a master degree in engineering or physics or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree. She/he should have a strong background and interest in physics and be able to document skills in scientific computing.
Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.
Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.
As soon as possible and not later than 1 November 2011.
You are welcome to contact Senior Researcher, Dr. Volker Naulin, +45 4677 4538 or email@example.com.
Additional information on Risø DTU and Plasma Physics and Technology Programme can be found at risoe.dtu.dk.
We must have your online application by 29 August 2011. Please open the link "apply for this job online", fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
In case of a non-Danish degree, a conversion of grade averages to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet for the conversion here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.