Professor: Iskander Akhatov
Being a fourth year student at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Denis started working in plasma physics theoretical department of Kurchatov Institute under Vladimir D. Pustovitov’s supervision. His first scientific task was associated with building an analytical model for calculating the wall forces produced by kink modes in tokamaks. As a result, a paper with him as a leading author was published in Physics of Plasmas. A part of this paper was included in bachelor’s thesis. The latter was defended with the highest distinction.
Later, in master program offered by MIPT, Denis continued the research started during bachelor’s studies. The next task was devoted to calculation of the sideways wall force due to coupled kink modes in tokamaks at the early stage of disruptions. Based on the first principals, it was demonstrated that the amplitude of this force must be significantly smaller than expected from the existing scalings. Such a result leaded to the conclusion that, actually, this force can hardly be considered a reason of the significant lateral vessel displacements observed during some disruptions in the Joint European Torus tokamak. This underlines the necessity for precise investigation of electromagnetic loads on the next stages of disruptions.
At Skoltech, Denis will be developing models for calculating properties of Graphene bubbles. Numerical simulations will be also made for a verification of the theory developed and its generalization to cases incorporating complex geometry.
D.V. Mironov and V.D. Pustovitov, Sideways force due to coupled kink modes in tokamaks, submitted to Physics of Plasmas (2017)
D.V. Mironov and V.D. Pustovitov, Analytical model of wall forces produced by kink perturbations in tokamaks, Physics of Plasmas 22, 052502 (2015)
2014-2016: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University)
2010-2014: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University)
Records of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT): the largest number of technical electives passed with distinctions in a one semester (2017)
A.P. Alexandrov Scholarships awarded 4 times at «Kurchatov Institute» for academic and scientific merits (2014-2016)
Special Scholarships awarded 3 times at MIPT for achievements in scientific research (2014-2015)
The 1st place at the 58th MIPT Scientific Conference in physics of plasmas section (2014)
I.V. Kurchatov Prize awarded at «Kurchatov Institute» for the best student paper (2014)
The 1st place at the 57th MIPT Scientific Conference in high temperatures section (2014)