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    IRFM welcomes around 30 PhD students and 40 trainees per year.
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    WEST Tokamak

    W (tungsten) Environment in Steady-state Tokamak
    WEST validates and fatigue-tests the ITER actively-cooled tungsten divertor components
    during the ITER construction phase and prepare their safe operation.

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    IRFM activities
    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

Lower hybrid current drive in conditions of an unbridgeable spectral gap by toroidal refraction

Y. Peysson, D. Mazon, J.-F. Artaud, A. Ekedahl, L Delpech, J. Hillairet, T. Hoang, X. Zou, X. Bai, Y. Zhang, K. Krol, J. Bielecki, A. Jardin, M. Scholz, D. Dworak, J. Decker

2022-01-11

AAPPS-DPP 2021 - 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Plasma Physics, Sep 2021, E-Conference, Japan

Investigation of transport barrier formation in edge turbulent simulations

Hugo Bufferand, G. Ciraolo, G. Falchetto, Nicolas Fedorczak, Ph. Ghendrih, E. Marandet, P. Serre, Patrick Tamain

2022-01-11

AAPPS-DPP 2021 - 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Plasma Physics, Sep 2021, E-Conference, Japan

Key role of phase dynamics & diamagnetic drive on Reynolds stress in fusion plasma turbulence

Y. Sarazin, G. Dif-Pradalier, Ph. Ghendrih, X. Garbet, A. Berger, R. Bigué, Emilie Bourne, Virginie Grandgirard, Kevin Obrejan, R. Varennes, L. Vermare

2022-01-11

AAPPS-DPP 2021 - 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Plasma Physics, Sep 2021, E-Conference, Japan

Overview of the european tokamak programme in the new European Framework Programme

Emmanuel Joffrin, M. Wischmeier, B. Labit, A. Hakola, Emmanuelle Tsitrone, N. Vianello

2022-01-11

AAPPS-DPP 2021 - 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Plasma Physics, Sep 2021, E-Conference, Japan

First principles modelling of the edge and diveror physics of Edge Localized Modes (ELMs) suppression by Resonant Magnetic Perturbations (RMPs) in ITER

Marina Becoulet

2022-01-11

AAPPS-DPP 2021 - 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Plasma Physics, Sep 2021, E-Conference, Japan

Pellet core fueling in tokamaks, stellarators and reversed field pinches

E. Geulin, B. Pégourié

2022-01-11

ITC30 - The 30th International Toki conference on plasma and fusion research, Nov 2021, E-conference, France

Developing high performance RF heating scenarios on the WEST tokamak

Marc Goniche, Clarisse Bourdelle, J.F. Artaud, jean-michel BERNARD, Jérôme Bucalossi, Laurent COLAS, CORINNE DESGRANGES, DELPECH Léna, P Devynck, V. Bobkov, J. Gaspar, C.C. Klepper, E Lerche, S. Shiraiwa, L. Vermare, G.M. WALLACE

2022-01-11

FEC 2020 - 28th IAEA fusion energy conference, May 2021, E-conference, France

Formation of the radial electric field profile in WEST tokamak

Laure Vermare, Guilhem Dif-Pradalier, Pascale Hennequin, James Gunn, Xavier Garbet, Jean-Francois Artaud, Ozgur Gurcan, Clarisse Bourdelle, Frédéric Clairet, Nicolas Fedorczak, Cyrille Honoré, Jorge Morales, Yanick Sarazin, Virginie Grandgirard, Robin Varennes, Didier VEZINET, Mathieu Peret, Rémi Dumont, Marc Goniche, Patrick Maget

2022-01-11

FEC 2020 - 28th IAEA fusion energy conference, May 2021, E-Conference, France

Core-edge 2D fluid modeling of full tokamak discharge with varying magnetic equilibrium: from WEST start-up to ramp-down

M Scotto D'abusco, G Giorgiani, J Artaud, H Bufferand, G Ciraolo, P Ghendrih, E Serre, P Tamain

2022-01-10

Nuclear Fusion, IOP Publishing, 2022, ⟨10.1088/1741-4326/ac47ad⟩

Modelling nuclear fuel behaviour with TAF-ID: Calculations on the VERDON-1 experiment, representative of a nuclear severe accident

E. Geiger, C. Guéneau, Y. Pontillon, E.C. Corcoran

2021-12-20

Journal of Nuclear Materials, Elsevier, 2019, 522, pp.294 - 310. ⟨10.1016/j.jnucmat.2019.05.027⟩