22.012 | Spring 2006 | Undergraduate

Seminar: Fusion and Plasma Physics


The major assignments in this course were a short term paper, 1-10 pages in length (or Microsoft® PowerPoint® equivalent), and an oral presentation on one of the subjects presented in class. Examples of student work are presented below. All work is courtesy of the students named and used with permission.

student work authors
“Why Fusion? The Politics and Policy of Energy in the United States” (PDF 1) (PDF 2 - 1.6 MB) Jessica Lynch and Laura Jacox
“Acoustic Inertial Confinement Fusion” (PDF) Brian Kardon
“Ignition of a Confined Plasma” (PDF - 2.1 MB) Katie Stanchak
“Stellarators” (PDF) Louis Fernandes
“Fast Rides: Uses of Fusion for Space Propulsion Systems” (PDF) David Ely
“Helium-3 Fusion” (PDF) Danny Zaterman
“Inertial Confinement Fusion” (PDF) Fiona Hughes
“ITER Materials and Beyond” (PDF) Jill Rowehl
“ITER” (PDF) Kathreen Thome and An Vu
“Levitated Dipole Experiment” (PDF) Susannah Brown
“Pyroelectric Fusion” (PDF) Tina Srivastava

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2006
Learning Resource Types
Lecture Notes
Presentation Assignments with Examples