The COMPASS (COMPact ASSembly) tokamak is one of the smaller tokamaks with its dimensions (main radius 0.6 m and chamber height approximately 0.7 m), allowing operation with H-mode, which is the standard reference mode of the ITER tokamak. Importantly, due to its size and shape, the COMPASS plasma corresponds to one tenth (on a linear scale) of the plasma in ITER. It is because of its relevance that COMPASS was offered to the Institute of Plasma Physics by the European Commission and the UKAEA in autumn 2004. The installation and operation of the COMPASS tokamak places the Czech Republic among the countries with advanced research on high temperature plasmas and thermonuclear fusion. Currently, apart from COMPASS, there are only two tokamaks in Europe with ITER-like configuration and H-mode mode. These are JET (Joint European Torus) and the German tokamak ASDEX-U (Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching).
Students are involved in a range of sophisticated topics ranging from the technical control of an integrated experiment, to the development of diagnostic methods or the study and interpretation of experimental data from the so-called L-H transition (stepwise improvement of plasma confinement in a magnetic field), to the physical modelling of processes in high-temperature plasmas.
|Ing. Jan Čečrdle|
|Ing. Jaroslav Čeřovský|
|Ing. Ondřej Ficker|
|prof. RNDr. Jan Mlynář Ph.D.||420771276624|
|Bc. Filip Papoušek|