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Third-cycle subject: Electrical Engineering
The research project is multi-disciplinary encompassing fusion science and technology: plasma physics and materials science.
The goal of fusion research is to construct and operate a power generating system. The topic of detailed study is connected with first wall materials. The area of Plasma – Wall Interactions (PWI) comprises all processes of mass and energy exchange between the fusion plasma and the wall. The work involves: (a) study of material modification under plasma impact; (b) development and testing of materials under fusion reactor conditions. The project deals with plasma-facing components which undergo modification caused by particle fluxes and resulting heat loads.
The aim of research is to assess the change in material morphology and plasma parameters following the exposure of wall components in controlled fusion devices (e.g. JET) and in simulators of PWI. Examples of materials studied today include carbon fibre composites and tungsten. The research group at FPP of KTH actively participates in the European fusion programme. More information can be found on the EUROfusion and other fusion-related web sites web sites.
What we offer
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
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Target degree: Doctoral degree
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ' time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.
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Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
|Otsikko||Doctoral student in Fusion Plasma Physics|
|Employer||KTH Royal Institute of Technology|
|Job location||Valhallavägen 79, 100 44 Stockholm|
|Julkaistu||helmikuuta 14, 2020|
|Viimeinen hakupäivä||maaliskuuta 9, 2020|
|Tieteenalat||Materiaalifysiikka,   Plasmafysiikka,   Sähkötekniikka  |