1. PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS. Interaction of lasers, microwave and infrared radiation, light atoms and heavy ions with plasmas: Thomson scattering, Laser induced fluorescence, reflectometry, interferometry, active charge-exchange spectroscopy and heavy ion beam probe diagnostics. VIS, VUV, soft and hard X-ray spectroscopies, electron cyclotron emission, magnetic and electrostatic probes. Measurement of fusion products.
2. NUCLEAR PHYSICS. Characteristics of detectors for alpha and gamma particles: Ionisation and scintillation detectors and photomultipliers. Neutron detectors. Signal transmission and electronics for pulse signal processing: amplifiers, analogical to digital converters.
3. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES. Structural Materials in Fusion Reactors. Mechanical Testing. Elastic Deformation. Materials Failure. Dislocations and Strengthening Mechanisms.