FRANCESCO PORCELLI

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Full Professor

+39 0110907420 / 7420 (DISAT)

Institute Institute of Condensed Matter Physics and Complex Systems
Research groups/teams Plasma Physics and Technologies applied to Cultural Heritage
Research projects

Funded by competitive calls

  • Understanding the role of reconnection in filament separation and its impact on plasma exhaust in tokamaks, (2017-2018) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - H2020 - Euratom

    Abstract

    The main objective of this Enabling Research proposal is to determine how plasma filaments separatefrom the well-confined region, and to understand the role that magnetic reconnection plays in the separation of afilament as well as the transport of its energy content towards the divertor target. This project will be addressingthe issue of magnetic reconnection during filament separation from three complementary perspectives: analyticaltheory, numerical computation, and experimental observations. This strategy benefits from ensuring stronginteractions between theoretical, numerical and experimental experts.Understanding the physics of the filament separation has important practical implications as itdetermines how energy transport occurs in the proximity of the separatrix, where parallel heat fluxes to thedivertor are large [28]. This project would provide an original and rigorous theoretical basis to shed some light onthe way ELM, inter-ELM and L-mode filaments interact with material surfaces and how reconnection mightaccelerate fast particles toward the divertor targets. This is an important issue for reactor relevant machines,where such filaments will be larger and will contain more kinetic and magnetic energy, possibly resulting inlarger divertor heat fluxes.Additionally, this project could improve the interpretation of some recent experimental observations. Forexample, the measurements of steeper heat flux profiles on JET limiters that led to the redesign of the ITERlimiter [29], or the non-exponential decay of density profiles which induces stronger interaction with unprotectedfirst wall surfaces [30], and the parametric dependence of upstream heat flux decay length, particularly itsdependence on the magnetic configuration and its lack of dependence on the major radius [6]. The connection toexperiments is a key aspect of the project, and one of the final goals is the comparison of numerical simulationsand analytical models with experimental observations.

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Departments

  • Riconnessione magnetica in plasmi di alta temperatura, (2007-2009) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Nationally funded research - PRIN

    Abstract

    Magnetic reconnection in high temperature plasmas

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Energetica
  • RECONNECTION - RECONNECTION OF MAGNETIC FIELD LINES IN WEAKLY COLLISIONAL PLASMAS, (2005-2006) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - VI PQ - Marie Curie

    Countries

    • BELGIO
    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • CEE - COMUNITÀ ECONOMICA EUROPEA -

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Energetica
  • Riconnessione magnetica in plasmi debolmente collisionali, (2002-2004) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Nationally funded research - PRIN

    Abstract

    Magnetic reconnection in weakly collisional plasmas

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Energetica
  • RICONNESSIONE MAGNETICA E FENOMENI NON LINEARI NEI PLASMI, (2000-2002) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Nationally funded research - PRIN

    Abstract

    MAGNETIC RECONNECTION AND NONLINEAR PHENOMENA IN PLASMAS

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Energetica
  • Evoluzione nonlineare di strutture coerenti nei plasmi, (1998-2000) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Nationally funded research - PRIN

    Abstract

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    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Energetica
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Funded by commercial contracts

  • Protocollo di Intesa tra il Politecnico di Torino e l'Associazione Italia Nostra., (2021-2024) - Responsabile contrattuale

    Memoranda of Understanding

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • Italia Nostra - Associazione nazionale per la tutela del patrimonio storico, artistico e naturale della Nazione
  • MoU in the field of Physics of Thermonuclear Plasmas, (2019-2024) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Memoranda of Understanding

    Countries

    • CINA REPUBBLICA NAZIONALE (TAIWAN)
    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • KTX Laboratory at the University of Science and Technology of China-USTC
  • Accordo di collaborazione tra il Dipartimento di Scienza Applciata e Tecnologia del Politecnico di Torino e la Fondazione Novara Sviluppo a sostegno del progetto di ricerca dal titolo: "La Valle dei Re a Luxor: Tecnologie Italiane Applicate alla Ricerca Archeologica", (2017-2020) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Agreements

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • FONDAZIONE NOVARA SVILUPPO