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    Participating in the realization of ITER and European Fusion program
    Preparing the operation of next generation devices
    Fusion physics understanding by theory and experiments
    Fusion Reactor Studies
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Institute for Magnetic Fusion Research

IRFM belongs CEA, the French Alternatives Energies and Atomic Energy Commission. Located in the CEA Cadarache Center, ITER next door, the 300 employees of the Institute are carrying out research on Magnetic Fusion as a potential future energy source.

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IRFM Activities

Project Iter

Contribute to the implementation of the ITER project and those of the “Broader Approach”

Experiment, control, theory and modelling

Prepare the scientific operation of ITER, through control and experimentation activities, and through theory and modeling,

Future fusion reactor

Establish the basis for future fusion reactor.

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300

Employees

25

Collaborators

27

Ph-D

190 +

Publications/year

Latest publications

Efficient generation of energetic ions in multi-ion plasmas by radio-frequency heating

O. Kazakov, J. Ongena, E. Lerche, M. Mantsinen, D. Van Eester, V. Kiptily, Y. Li, M. Nocente, F. Nabais, M. Nave, R. Bilato, Ph. Jacquet, T. Johnson, M. Lennholm, T. Loarer, S. Sharapov, D. Valcarcel, M. Van Schoor, H. Weisen, S. Marmar, S. Baek, H. Barnard, P. Bonoli, D. Brunner, J. Candy, J. Canik, M. Churchill, I. Cziegler, G. Dekow, L. Delgado-Aparicio, A. Diallo, E. Edlund, P. Ennever, I. Faust, C. Fiore, Chi Gao, T. Golfinopoulos, M. Green, S. Hartwig, C. Holland, E. Hubbard, W. Hughes, I. Hutchinson, J. Irby, B. LaBombard, Yijun jun, B. Lipschultz, A. Loarte, R. Mumgaard, R. Park, M. Porkolab, M. Reinke, E. Rice, S. Scott, S. Shiraiwa, P. Snyder, B. Sorbom, D. Terry, J. Terry, C. Theiler, R. Vieira, R. Walk, M. Wallace, A. White, D. Whyte, S. Wolfe, M. Wright, J. Wright, S. Wukitch, P. Xu, S. Abduallev, M. Abhangi, P. Abreu, M. Afzal, M. Aggarwal, T. Ahlgren, J. Ahn, L. Aho-Mantila, N. Aiba, M. Airila, R. Albanese, V. Aldred, D. Alegre, E. Alessi, P. Aleynikov, A. Alfier, A. Alkseev, M. Allinson, B. Alper, E. Alves, G. Ambrosino, R. Ambrosino, L. Amicucci, V. Amosov, E. Sundén, M. Angelone, M. Anghel, C. Angioni, L. Appel, C. Appelbee, P. Arena, M. Ariola, H. Arnichand, S. Arshad, A. Ash, N. Ashikawa, V. Aslanyan, O. Asunta, F. Auriemma, Y. Austin, L. Avotina, M. Axton, C. Ayres, M. Bacharis, A. Baciero, D. Baião, S. Bailey, A. Baker, I. Balboa, M. Balden, N. Balshaw, R. Bament, W. Banks, Y. Baranov, M. Barnard, D. Barnes, M. Barnes, R. Barnsley, A. Wiechec, L. Orte, M. Baruzzo, V. Basiuk, M. Bassan, R. Bastow, A. Batista, P. Batistoni, R. Baughan, B. Bauvir, L. Baylor, B. Bazylev, J. BÉAL, S. Beaumont, M. Beckers, B. Beckett, A. Bécoulet, N. Bekris, M. Beldishevski, K. Bell, F. Belli, M. Bellinger, E. Belonohy, N. Ayed, A. Benterman, H. Bergsåker, J. Bernardo, M. Bernert, M. Berry, L. Bertalot, C. Besliu, M. Beurskens, B. Bieg, J. Bielecki, T. Biewer, M. Bigi, P. Bílková, F. Binda, A. Bisoffi, S. Bizarro, C. Björkas, J. Blackburn, K. Blackman, R. Blackman, P. Blanchard, P. Blatchford, V. Bobkov, A. Boboc, G. Bodnár, O. Bogar, I. Bolshakova, T. Bolzonella, N. Bonanomi, F. Bonelli, J. Boom, J. Booth, D. Borba, D. Borodin, I. borodkina, A. Botrugno, C. Bottereau, P. Boulting, C. Bourdelle, M. Bowden, C. Bower, C. Bowman, T. Boyce, C. Boyd, J. Boyer, M. Bradshaw, V. Braic, R. Bravanec, B. Breizman, S. Bremond, D. Brennan, S. Breton, A. Brett, S. Brezinsek, M. Bright, M. Brix, W. Broeckx, M. Brombin, A. Brosławski, D. Brown, M. Brown, E. Bruno, J. Bucalossi, J. Buch, J. Buchanan, M. Buckley, R. Budny, H. Bufferand, M. Bulman, N. Bulmer, P. Bunting, P. Buratti, A. Burckhart, A. Buscarino, A. Busse, K. Butler, I. Bykov, J. Byrne, P. Cahyna, G. Calabrò, I. Calvo, Y. Camenen, P. Camp, D. Campling, J. Cane, B. Cannas, A. Capel, J. Card, A. Cardinali, P. Carman, M. Carr, D. Carralero, L. Carraro, B. Carvalho, I. Carvalho, P. Carvalho, F. Casson, C. Castaldo, N. Catarino, J. Caumont, F. Causa, R. Cavazzana, K. Cave-Ayland, M. Cavinato, M. Cecconello, S. Ceccuzzi, E. Cecil, A. Cenedese, R. Cesario, D. Challis, M. Chandler, D. Chandra, S. Chang, A. Chankin, I. Chapman, S. Chapman, M. Chernyshova, G. Chitarin, G. Ciraolo, D. Ciric, J. Citrin, F. Clairet, E. Clark, M. Clark, R. Clarkson, D. Clatworthy, C. Clements, M. Cleverly, J. Coad, A. Coates, A. Cobalt, V. Coccorese, V. Cocilovo, S. Coda, R. Coelho, W. Coenen, I. Coffey, L. Colas, S. Collins, D. Conka, S. Conroy, N. Conway, D. Coombs, D. Cooper, S. Cooper, C. Corradino, Y. Corre, G. Corrigan, S. Cortes, D. Coster, S. Couchman, M. Cox, T. Craciunescu, S. Cramp, R. Craven, F. Crisanti, G. CROCI, D. Croft, K. Crombé, R. Crowe, N. Cruz, G. Cseh, A. Cufar, A. Cullen, M. Curuia, A. Czarnecka, H. Dabirikhah, P. Dalgliesh, S. Dalley, J. Dankowski, D. Darrow, O. Davies, W. Davis, C. Day, I. Day, M. De Bock, A. de Castro, E. De La Cal, E. Luna, G. Masi, J. de Pablos, G. De Temmerman, G. De Tommasi, P. De Vries, K. Deakin, J. Deane, F. Agostini, R. Dejarnac, E. Delabie, N. Den Harder, R. Dendy, J. Denis, P. Denner, S. Devaux, P. Devynck, F. Maio, A. Siena, C. Troia, P. Dinca, R. D’Inca, B. Ding, T. Dittmar, H. Doerk, R. Doerner, T. Donné, S. Dorling, S. Dormido-Canto, S. Doswon, D. Douai, T. Doyle, A. Drenik, P. Drewelow, P. Drews, Ph. Duckworth, R. Dumont, P. Dumortier, D. Dunai, M. Dunne, I. Ďuran, F. Durodié, P. Dutta, B. Duval, R. Dux, K. Dylst, N. Dzysiuk, V. Edappala, J. Edmond, M. Edwards, J. Edwards, Th. Eich, A. Ekedahl, R. El-Jorf, C. Elsmore, M. Enachescu, G. Ericsson, F. Eriksson, J. Eriksson, L. Eriksson, B. Esposito, S. Esquembri, G. Esser, D. Estève, B. Evans, E. Evans, G. Evison, D. Ewart, D. Fagan, M. Faitsch, D. Falie, A. Fanni, A. Fasoli, M. Faustin, N. Fawlk, L. Fazendeiro, N. Fedorczak, R. Felton, K. Fenton, A. Fernades, H. Fernandes, J. Ferreira, A. Fessey, O. Février, O. Ficker, A. Field, S. Fietz, A. Figueiredo, J. Figueiredo, A. Fil, P. Finburg, M. Firdaouss, U. Fischer, L. Fittill, M. Fitzgerald, D. Flammini, J. Flanagan, C. Fleming, K. Flinders, N. Fonnesu, M. Fontdecaba, A. Formisano, L. Forsythe, L. Fortuna, E. Fortuna-Zalesna, M. Fortune, S. Foster, T. Franke, T. Franklin, M. Frasca, L. Frassinetti, M. Freisinger, R. Fresa, D. Frigione, V. Fuchs, D. Fuller, S. Futatani, J. Fyvie, K. Gál, D. Galassi, K. Gałązka, J. Galdon-Quiroga, J. Gallagher, D. Gallart, R. Galvão, X. Gao, Y. Gao, J. Garcia, A. Garcia-Carrasco, M. García-Muñoz, J. Gardarein, L. Garzotti, P. Gaudio, E. Gauthier, F. Gear, S. Gee, B. Geiger, M. Gelfusa, S. Gerasimov, G. Gervasini, M. Gethins, Z. Ghani, M. Ghate, M. Gherendi, J. Giacalone, L. Giacomelli, S. Gibson, T. Giegerich, C. Gil, L. Gil, S. Gilligan, D. Gin, E. Giovannozzi, J. Girardo, C. Giroud, G. Giruzzi, S. Glöggler, J. Godwin, J. Goff, P. Gohil, V. Goloborod’ko, R. Gomes, B. Gonçalves, M. Goniche, M. Goodliffe, A. Goodyear, G. Gorini, M. Gosk, R. Goulding, A. Goussarov, R. Gowland, B. Graham, E. Graham, J. Graves, N. Grazier, P. Grazier, R. Green, H. Greuner, B. Grierson, S. Griph, C. Grisolia, D. Grist, M. Groth, R. Grove, C. Grundy, J. Grzonka, D. Guard, C. Guérard, C. Guillemaut, R. Guirlet, C. Gurl, H. Utoh, J. Hackett, S. Hacquin, A. Hagar, R. Hager, A. Hakola, M. Halitovs, S. Hall, S. Cook, C. Hamlyn-Harris, K. Hammond, C. Harrington, J. Harrison, D. Harting, F. Hasenbeck, Y. Hatano, R. Hatch, V. Haupt, J. Hawes, C. Hawkes, J. Hawkins, P. Hawkins, W. Haydon, N. Hayter, S. Hazel, J. Heesterman, K. Heinola, C. Hellesen, T. Hellsten, W. Helou, N. Hemming, C. Hender, M. Henderson, S. Henderson, R. Henriques, D. Hepple, G. Hermon, P. Hertout

2019-05-14

Nature Physics, Nature Publishing Group, 2017, 13 (10), pp.973-978. ⟨10.1038/NPHYS4167⟩

Soledge2D-Eirene simulations of the Pilot-PSI linear plasma device compared to experimental data

K. Jesko, Y. Marandet, H. Bufferand, J.P. Gunn, H. J. van der Meiden, G. Ciraolo

2019-05-15

Contributions to Plasma Physics, Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2018, International Workshop on Plasma Edge Theory in Fusion Devices September 27–29, 2017, Marseille, France, 58 (6-8), pp.798-804. ⟨10.1002/ctpp.201700186⟩

Studying divertor relevant plasmas in the Pilot-PSI linear plasma device: experiments versus modelling

K Ješko, Y. Marandet, H. Bufferand, J. Gunn, H van der Meiden, G. Ciraolo

2019-05-21

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, IOP Publishing, 2018, 60 (12), pp.125009. ⟨10.1088/1361-6587/aae80d⟩

Stability of a slab collisional microtearing mode

M. Hamed, M. Muraglia, Y. Camenen, X. Garbet

2019-05-20

Contributions to Plasma Physics, Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2018, 58 (6-8), pp.529-533. ⟨10.1002/ctpp.201700165⟩

Experimental trends of reflectometry frequency spectra emerging from a systematic analysis of the Tore Supra database

Y Sun, R. Sabot, S. Heuraux, X. Garbet, S. Hacquin, G. Hornung, G. Verdoolaege

2019-05-07

Physics of Plasmas, American Institute of Physics, 2019, 26, pp.032307. ⟨10.1063/1.5082953⟩

L'instabilité centrifuge d'une colonne de plasma en champ magnétique : Comparaison avec une situation analogue en mécanique des fluides

I. Nanobashvili, Thiery Pierre, Pascal Devynck

2019-05-06

6ieme Rencontre du Non-Linéaire, Mar 2003, Paris, France

Tritium retention in W plasma-facing materials: Impact of the material structure and helium irradiation

E. Bernard, R. Sakamoto, E. Hodille, A. Kreter, E. Autissier, M.-F. Barthe, P. Desgardin, T. Schwarz-Selinger, V. Burwitz, S. Feuillastre, S. Garcia-Argote, G. Pieters, B. Rousseau, M. Ialovega, R. Bisson, F. Ghiorghiu, C. Corr, M. Thompson, R. Doerner, S. Markelj, H. Yamada, N. Yoshida, C. Grisolia

2019-05-07

Nuclear Materials and Energy, Elsevier, 2019, 19, pp.403-410. ⟨10.1016/j.nme.2019.03.005⟩

First principle integrated modeling of multi-channel transport including Tungsten in JET

S. Breton, F.J. Casson, C. Bourdelle, J. Citrin, Y. Baranov, Yann Camenen, C. Challis, G. Corrigan, J. Garcia, L. Garzotti, S. Henderson, F. Koechl, E. Militello-Asp, M. OMullane, T. Pütterich, M. Sertoli, M. Valisa

2019-05-06

Nuclear Fusion, IOP Publishing, 2018, 58 (9), pp.096003. ⟨10.1088/1741-4326/aac780⟩

High Z neoclassical transport: Application and limitation of analytical formulae for modelling JET experimental parameters

S. Breton, F. Casson, C. Bourdelle, C. Angioni, E. Belli, Yann Camenen, J. Citrin, X. Garbet, Y. Sarazin, M. Sertoli

2019-05-06

Physics of Plasmas, American Institute of Physics, 2018, 25 (1), pp.012303. ⟨10.1063/1.5019275⟩

Imagerie ultra-rapide des fluctuations de densité au bord du tokamak Tore-Supra. Projet scientifique et étude de la mise en oeuvre.

Cédric Brault, Thiery Pierre, Roland Sabot, Pascal Devynck, Kamal Quotb, Guyomarc'H Didier, Alexandre Escarguel

2019-05-05

[Rapport de recherche] PIIM physique des interactions ioniques et moléculaires. 2004