PhD Thesis Final Defense to be held on June 5, 2019, at 13:30

Photo credit: Fotis Bairaktaris

The examination is open to anyone who wishes to attend (Old ECE-NTUA building, Conference Room).

Thesis Title: Propagation of RF waves through a turbulent environment in a tokamak

Abstract: The present work is dedicated to the study of propagation of RF waves through a turbulent environment in a tokamak. The main volume of the work was dedicated to the development of an improved homogenization method for magnetized plasma. This extracts the equivalent dielectric tensor of a homogeneous medium which behaves in the same way as the inhomogeneous plasma. The method developed lifted the limitations regarding the ratio of wavelength of incoming beam to the size of plasma inhomogeneous structures. In another chapter, the microscopic dispersion relation for a single charged particle in magnetized plasma was studied. This study had previously been made only for electrostatic waves in unmagnetized plasma.

Supervisor: Kyriakos Hizanidis, Professor

PhD student: Fotis Bairaktaris