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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

A Possible Method of Carbon Deposit Mapping on Plasma Facing Components Using Infrared Thermography

R Mitteau, J Spruytte, S Vallet, J Travère, D Guilhem, C Brosset

2020-09-25

Journal of Nuclear Materials, Elsevier, 2007, ⟨10.1016/j.jnucmat.2007.01.00⟩

Power operation with reduced heat transmitting tiles at Tore Supra

R. Mitteau, J. Schlosser, M. Lipa, A. Durocher

2020-09-17

Journal of Nuclear Materials, Elsevier, 2009, 386-388, pp.844 - 846. ⟨10.1016/j.jnucmat.2008.12.260⟩

Impact of three-dimensional magnetic perturbations on turbulence in tokamak edge plasmas

B Luce, P Tamain, G Ciraolo, Ph Ghendrih, G Giorgiani, E Serre

2020-09-16

2020

Recent developments toward the use of tungsten as armour material in plasma facing components

Raphaël Mitteau, J.M. Missiaen, P. Brustolin, O. Ozer, A. Durocher, C. Ruset, C. Lungu, X. Courtois, C. Dominicy, H. Maier, C. Grisolia, G. Piazza, P. Chappuis

2020-09-15

Fusion Engineering and Design, Elsevier, 2007, 82, pp.1700-1705. ⟨10.1016/j.fusengdes.2007.01.003⟩

Advanced Modeling of Electromagnetic Loading of Cable-in-Conduit Conductors for Fusion Magnets

Rebecca Riccioli, Alexandre Torre, Damien Durville, Marco Breschi, Frédéric Lebon, Vladimir Tronza

2020-09-11

IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020, 30 (4), pp.1-5. ⟨10.1109/TASC.2020.2978463⟩

A GEOMETRICAL APPROACH TO EVALUATING THE HEAT FLUX PEAKING FACTOR ON FIRST WALL COMPONENTS

R. Mitteau, P. Stangeby

2020-08-31

Journal of Nuclear Materials, Elsevier, 2009, pp.1022 - 1025. ⟨10.1016/j.jnucmat.2009.01.270⟩

Wall surface temperature calculation in the SolEdge2D-EIRENE transport code

J. Denis, B. Pégourié, J. Bucalossi, Hugo Bufferand, Guido Ciraolo, J-L Gardarein, J. Gaspar, C. Grisolia, E. Hodille, M. Missirlian, Eric Serre, Patrick Tamain

2020-08-27

Physica Scripta, IOP Publishing, 2016, 15th International Conference on Plasma-Facing Materials and Components for Fusion Applications, T167, ⟨10.1088/0031-8949/T167/1/014073⟩

The design of the ITER first wall panels

R. Mitteau, B. Calcagno, P. Chappuis, R. Eaton, S. Gicquel, C. Jiming, A. Labusov, A. Martin, M. Merola, R. Raffray, M. Ulrickson, F. Zacchia

2020-08-26

Fusion Engineering and Design, Elsevier, 2013, 88 (6-8), pp.568 - 570. ⟨10.1016/j.fusengdes.2013.05.030⟩

An analytic model for the collisional transport and poloidal asymmetry distribution of impurities in tokamak plasmas

Patrick Maget, Pierre Manas, Judith Frank, Timothée Nicolas, Olivier Agullo, Xavier Garbet

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, IOP Publishing, 2020, 62, pp.105001. ⟨10.1088/1361-6587/aba7f9⟩

The Combined Effects of Magnetic Asymmetry, Assembly and Manufacturing Tolerances on the Plasma Heat Load to the ITER First Wall

R. Mitteau, P. Stangeby, H. Labidi, R. Bruno, R. Raffray

2020-08-25

Journal of Nuclear Materials, Elsevier, 2015, 463, pp.411 - 414. ⟨10.1016/j.jnucmat.2014.12.102⟩