Degree theses at Consorzio RFX

Consorzio RFX proposes Bachelor’s and Master’s degree theses on various fusion relevant topics to Physics and Engineering students at the University of Padua. These theses take place in our laboratories under the supervision of researchers from Consorzio and professors from the university.
The theses can be both experimental or theoretical, computational or project-based.

Thesis proposals available for the Batchelor’s Degree

IDTItLESUPERVISORProponentS
3yr. BSc. in PHYSICS
LT-FIS
118-2021
Numerical simulations of Glow-Discharge Conditioning (GDC) for RFX-MOD 2Gianluigi SERIANNIValeria CANDELORO
LT-FIS
117-2020
Beam characterization of NIO1 beam with visible camera and BES with and without caesium.Gianluigi SERIANNIMargherita UGOLETTI
Matteo AGOSTINI
LT-FIS
116-2020
1D analysis of SPIDER beam as a function of source parameters. Comparison between D and H beamGianluigi SERIANNIMargherita UGOLETTI
Matteo AGOSTINI
LT-FIS
115-2020
Radiofrequency plasma sources based on the helical resonator conceptEmilio MARTINESEmilio MARTINES
Matteo ZUIN
LT-FIS
113-2020
Induzione di corrente tramite iniezione di fasci di particelle energetiche per un reattore a fusione nucleareTommaso BOLZONELLAPietro VINCENZI
LT-FIS
112-2020
Spettroscopia di emissione di un plasma a pressione atmosfericaEmilio MARTINESGianluca DE MASI
Luigi CORDARO
LT-FIS
111-2020
Dinamica dei profili di corrente in plasmi per JT-60SATommaso BOLZONELLATommaso BOLZONELLA
LT-FIS
110-2020
Reconstruction of Negative Ion Beam Heat Flux profile on STRIKE by Neural Networks.Gianluigi SERIANNIGianluigi SERIANNI
Rita DELOGU
LT-FIS
108-2020
Characterisation of CRISP RF ion sourceGianluigi SERIANNICarlo POGGI Michele FADONE
LT-FIS
105-2020
Fast camera imaging of the plasma plume in a low power, atmospheric pressure plasma sourceEmilio MARTINESEmilio MARTINES
Luigi CORDARO
LT-FIS
100-2020
Caratterizzazione di scariche nell’esperimento HVRFTF con telecamera visibileGianluigi SERIANNIMatteo AGOSTINI Alberto MAISTRELLO
LT-FIS
098-2019
Test di un prototipo per fotoneutralizzatore a trapping di seconda armonicaLeonardo GIUDICOTTIAlessandro FASSINA
3yr. BEng. in ENGINEERING
LT-ING
077-2021
Survey on supercapacitor technologies for Energy Storage Systems for future fusion power plantsLeonardo GIUDICOTTIFerdinando GASPARINI
LT-ING
076-2020
Beam characterization of NIO1 beam with visible camera and BES with and without caesium.Gianluigi SERIANNIMargherita UGOLETTI
Matteo AGOSTINI
LT-ING
075-2020
1D analysis of SPIDER beam as a function of source parameters. Comparison between D and H beamGianluigi SERIANNIMargherita UGOLETTI
Matteo AGOSTINI
LT-ING
071-2020
Inductor design for an upgrade of the RFX-mod2 power supply systemMartino MARGONIAlberto MAISTRELLO
LT-ING
069-2020
Reconstruction of Negative Ion Beam Heat Flux profile on STRIKE by Neural Networks.Gianluigi SERIANNIGianluigi SERIANNI
Rita DELOGU
LT-ING
068-2020
Commissioning and first operation of Cs Oven for the NIO1 experiment.Gianluigi SERIANNIGianluigi SERIANNI
Rita DELOGU
LT-ING
067-2019
Realizzazione del sistema di misure termiche e meccaniche dell’esperimento RFX-mod2Piergiorgio SONATOMauro
DALLA PALMA

Simone PERUZZO
LT-ING
066-2019
Sviluppo di un materiale termicamente ortotropo per diagnostica termografica di fasci di particelle.Piergiorgio SONATOMauro
DALLA PALMA

Roberto PASQUALOTTO
LT-ING
063-2019
Evaluation of Negative Ion Beam Heat Flux profile on STRIKE by Neural NetworksPaolo BETTINIRita DELOGU Gianluigi SERIANNI
LT-ING
062-2019
Mappatura del campo magnetico prodotto dalla corrente nella Plasma Grid nell’esperimento SPIDERGiuseppe CHITARINGiuseppe CHITARIN
LT-ING
061-2019
Sviluppo e prove di caratterizzazione di un sensore di campo magnetico tipo flux-gate per la misura di campi stazionari in MITICAGiuseppe CHITARINGiuseppe CHITARIN
LT-ING
060-2019
Progetto elettrostatico e analisi strutturale dello schermo elettrostatico intermedio dell’esperimento MITICAGiuseppe CHITARINGiuseppe CHITARIN
LT-ING
058-2019
Il ruolo della emissione termoionica catodica nel determinare le prestazioni di un propulsore effetto Hall per la produzione di ioni negativiPiergiorgio SONATOMatteo ZUIN
LT-ING
057-2019
Development of a Capacitive Voltage Divider for the High Voltage RadioFrequency Test FacilityPaolo BETTINIAlberto MAISTRELLO

Thesis proposals available for the Master’s Degree

MSc. in PHYSICS
LM-FIS
073-2021
Magnetohydrodynamic stability of negative triangularity plasmasTommaso BOLZONELLATommaso BOLZONELLA
Leonardo PIGATTO
LM-FIS
072-2020
(to be carried out by internship at CEA- Cadarache)
Simulating edge plasma turbulence for ITER: Improving the numerical resolution of a very anisotropic, poorly conditioned diffusion problem
Leonardo GIUDICOTTIPaolo INNOCENTE
LM-FIS
071-2020
(to be carried out by internship at CEA- Cadarache)
Investigation of second-order terms in gyrokinetic models: impact on guiding-center dynamics
Leonardo GIUDICOTTIPaolo INNOCENTE
LM-FIS
070-2020
Resonant Magnetic Perturbations in DTT perspective plasmasTommaso BOLZONELLALeonardo PIGATTO
LM-FIS
069-2020
Design/analysis of a dispersion interferometer for DTTLeonardo GIUDICOTTIDonatella
FIORUCCI
LM-FIS
067-2020
Studio della geometria delle antenne e della propagazione del fascio di microonde del riflettometro per il controllo di posizione del plasma in RFX-mod2Emilio MARTINESGianluca DE MASI
Roberto CAVAZZANA
LM-FIS
066-2020
Study of plasma parameters spatial distribution in the extraction region of SPIDER experimentEmilio MARTINESMonica SPOLAORE
LM-FIS
065-2020
Fiber scintillators for x-ray detection on RFX-mod2 experimentLeonardo GIUDICOTTIAlessandro FASSINA
LM-FIS
064-2020
Working point characterization of folder optical resonator for photo-neutralization of negative ionsGianluigi SERIANNIAlessandro FASSINA
LM-FIS
063-2020
Diagnostic of fusion plasmas by Thomson Scattering of laser lightLeonardo GIUDICOTTIRoberto PASQUALOTTO
LM-FIS
061-2020
Reconstruction of Negative Ion Beam Heat Flux profile on STRIKE by Neural Networks.Gianluigi SERIANNIRita DELOGU Gianluigi SERIANNI
LM-FIS
060-2020
Commissioning and first operation of Cs Oven for the NIO1 experiment.Gianluigi SERIANNIRita DELOGU Gianluigi SERIANNI
LM-FIS
059-2020
Atmospheric pressure RF plasma source for biomedical applications basedEmilio MARTINESEmilio MARTINES Matteo ZUIN
LM-FIS
052-2020
Modelling the interaction between NBI injected fast particles and global MHD instabilities in fusion relevant plasmasTommaso BOLZONELLALeonardo PIGATTO
LM-FIS
050-2020
DTT NBI fast particle modeling with Monte Carlo ASCOT codeTommaso BOLZONELLAPietro VINCENZI
LM-FIS
058-2019
Working point characterization of folded optical resonator for photo-neutralization of negative ionsGianluigi SERIANNIAlessandro FASSINA
LM-FIS
057-2019
Comparative study and modelling of photo neutralizing techniques in fusion NBI injectorsLeonardo GIUDICOTTIAlessandro FASSINA
LM-FIS
056-2019
Slideaway and runaway electrons in RFP plasmas.Leonardo GIUDICOTTIAlessandro FASSINA
Gianluigi SERIANNI
LM-FIS
054-2019
Modelling of fast response surface thermocouples for fusion plasma facing componentsPiergiorgio SONATOMauro
DALLA PALMA

Monica SPOLAORE
LM-FIS
053-2019
Non-adiabatic processes during interactions between magnetized particles and low-frequency electromagnetic waves: classical and quantum aspectsLuca SALASNICHFabio SATTIN
MEng. in ENGINEERING
LM-ING
069-2020
Studio della geometria delle antenne e della propagazione del fascio di microonde del riflettometro per il controllo di posizione del plasma in RFX-mod2Emilio MARTINESGianluca DE MASI
Roberto CAVAZZANA
LM-ING
068-2020
Studies on the application of MMC technology to the Acceleration Grid Power Supply of the Neutral Beam Injector of DTTPaolo
BETTINI
Alberto FERRO
Elena GAIO
LM-ING
066-2020
Study and modelling of a turbine-generator for the EU DEMO fusion power plantPaolo
BETTINI
Alberto FERRO Ferdinando GASPARINI
LM-ING
065-2020
Reconstruction of Negative Ion Beam Heat Flux profile on STRIKE by Neural Networks.Gianluigi SERIANNIRita DELOGU Gianluigi SERIANNI
LM-ING
064-2019
Sviluppo di un materiale termicamente ortotropo per diagnostica termografica di fasci di particelle.Piergiorgio SONATOMauro
DALLA PALMA

Roberto PASQUALOTTO
LM-ING
063-2019
Laser treatment design and testing to reduce the optical reflectivity of copper alloys, molybdenum, and tungstenLeonardo GIUDICOTTIMauro
DALLA PALMA
LM-ING
062-2019
Modelling of fast response surface thermocouples for fusion plasma facingPiergiorgio SONATOMauro
DALLA PALMA

Monica SPOLAORE
LM-ING
061-2019
Evaluation of Negative Ion Beam Heat Flux profile on STRIKE by Neural NetworksPaolo
BETTINI
Rita DELOGU Gianluigi SERIANNI
LM-ING
060-2019
Thermo-hydraulic and integrated modelling in support of DEMO plant design.Piergiorgio SONATOMatteo ZAUPA Mauro
DALLA PALMA
LM-ING
059-2019
Mappatura del campo magnetico prodotto dalla corrente nella Plasma Grid nell’esperimento SPIDERGiuseppe CHITARINGiuseppe CHITARIN
LM-ING
058-2019
Sviluppo e prove di caratterizzazione di un sensore di campo magnetico tipo flux-gate per la misura di campi stazionari in MITICAGiuseppe CHITARINGiuseppe CHITARIN
LM-ING
057-2019
Clone of Progetto elettrostatico e analisi strutturale dello schermo elettrostatico intermedio dell’esperimento MITICAGiuseppe CHITARINGiuseppe CHITARIN
LM-ING
056-2019
Applicazione della tecnologia MMC agli alimentatori in alta tensione per iniettori di atomi neutriPaolo
BETTINI
Alberto FERRO
Elena GAIO

Recently assigned theses

Some completed theses

Recently graduated with us:

Margherita Altin
“Spectroscopic characterization and numerical modelling of an IEC device”
MSc. : Physics – University of Padua
Supervisors: G. Serianni, R. Jaspers, E. Sartori
with full marks and honors

Valeria Candeloro
“Modelling of plasma expansion and interpretation of measured profiles in a negative ion source”
Laurea magistrale: Fisica – Università di Padova
Relatori: G. Serianni, E. Sartori
with full marks and honors

Laura Serino
“Active laser diagnostics on streamer discharges”
MSc. : Physics – University of Padua
Supervisiors: S. Nijdam, L. Giudicoti
with full marks and honors

Fabio Veronese
“Multiparametric optimization  of DTT NBI beam source”
MEng. : Electrical Engineering
Supervisors: Prof. Piergiorgio Sonato, Dott. Ing. Piero Agostinetti
with full marks and honors

Miriam La Matina
“Diagnostics of a negative ion beam by means of infra-red thermography”
BSc. : Physics
Supervisors: Prof. G. Serianni, Dott. A. Pimazzoni

Daniele Mussini
“Commissioning and first operations of a caesium oven for NIO1”
BSc. : Physics
Supervisors: Prof. G. Serianni; Dott. Ing. R. Delogu, Dott. Marco Barbisan

Marco Pilieci
Installazione e operazione di una diagnostica Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy in una sorgente di ioni negativi”
BSc. : Physics
Supervisors: Prof. G. Serianni, Dott. Marco Barbisan

Contacts for requests and information

Students interested in one of the available theses can contact the thesis coordinator Prof. Leonardo Giudicotti (leonardo-giudicotti@unipd.it) or the supervisor / proponent (“username: name.surname@igi.cnr.it”)