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

Research fields

  • Plasma Applications and Technology
  • Engineering in Physics

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
  • Honours or MSc project
  • Phd or MPhil

Contact supervisor

Boswell, Roderick profile

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