Available student project - Magnetic nozzles and plasma generated by a remote source.

Research fields

  • Engineering in Physics
  • Plasma Applications and Technology

Project details

Recent experiments have shown that it is possible to generate a plasma in a magnetic nozzle that is separated by a significant distance from the rf antenna that supplied the power to maintain the plasma. A lot of the physics is yet to be discovered/explained and the experiment will shed considerable light on phenomena occurring on solar flares. The project will involve both experiments and computer modelling of the rf excitation and the plasma in the magnetic nozzle.

Required background

A background in Physics or Engineering is desirable.

Project suitability

This research project can be tailored to suit students of the following type(s)
  • 3rd year special project
  • PhB (2nd or 3rd year)
  • Honours project
  • Phd or Masters

Contact supervisor

Boswell, Roderick profile

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