American University of Beirut


Students are welcome to work on the following topics:

  • Wave heating and turbulence inside the Tore Supra tokamak
  • The density limit disuruptions and analysis of the fast imaging camera data
  • Stationary vs. non-stationary turbulence in plasma and fusion devices
  • Effect of height on the dynamics of liquid metals
  • Rotational instabilities and feedback control in thin liquid metals subject to electromagnetic fields.
  • Coherent structures and turbulence in electrolyte solutions submitted to a 2D electromagnetic forces
  • Numerical simulation of two-dimensional turbulence:
    • Hasegawa-Mima equation
    • Hasegawa-Wakatani equation
    • Modelling plasma turbulence for linear device
    • Tw-phase fluid dynamcis and comparison to plasmas (in collaboration with Dr. M. Darwish)
  • Pulsed Laser deposition:
    • Theory and modelling of the plasma plume
    • Experimental characterization of the plume by means of Langmuir probes
    • Tungsten coating on ITER-relevant graphite and characterization

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