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    IRFM welcomes around 30 PhD students and 40 trainees per year.
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    WEST validates and fatigue-tests the ITER actively-cooled tungsten divertor components
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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

Challenges in MHD modelling in fusion devices

Guido Huijsmans

2020-04-02

PASC19 - The Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) Conference, Jun 2020, Zurich, Switzerland

MS45: "Numerical methods and HPC challenges in Magneto Hydro Dynamics (MHD) modelling in plasma physics"

Marina Becoulet

2020-04-02

PASC 19 - The Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) Conference, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS), Jun 2019, Zurich, Switzerland

Impact of Turbulence driven Asymmetries & Anisotropy on Neoclassical Transport

P. Donnel, X. Garbet, Y. Sarazin, V. Grandgirard, Y. Asahi, E. Caschera, G. Dif-Pradalier, Ph Ghendrih, C. Gillot, G. Latu, C. Passeron

2020-04-07

European Fusion Theory Conference, Aug 2019, Ghent, Belgium

Identification simultanée de l'évolution spatio-temporelle du coefficient de diffusion thermique et du terme source à partir de données réelles provenant de Tore Supra

Lamia Attar, Alban Vergnaud, Laetitia Perez, Emmanuel Moulay, Rémy Nouailletas, Sylvain Brémond, Laurent Autrique

2020-03-31

25ème Congrès de la Société Française de Thermique, 2017, Marseille, France

Questioning the quasilinear nature of turbulent transport by means of gyrokinetic flux-driven nonlinear simulations

C. Gillot, G. Dif-Pradalier, Y. Sarazin, E. Caschera, Ph Ghendrih, X. Garbet, V. Grandgirard, G. Latu, C. Passeron, C. Bourdelle, D. Zarzoso

2020-03-31

18th European Fusion Theory Conference (EFTC), Oct 2019, Ghent, Belgium

Persistence of linear ITG mode properties in flux-driven turbulent non-linear simulations

C. Gillot, G. Dif-Pradalier, Y. Sarazin, E. Caschera, Ph Ghendrih, X. Garbet, V. Grandgirard, G. Latu, C. Passeron, C. Bourdelle, D. Zarzoso

2020-03-31

18th European Fusion Theory Conference (EFTC), Oct 2019, Ghent, Belgium

The Laser Path (3D ongoing) The TS light collection (Feasibility study ongoing) THE WEST THOMSON SCATTERING SYSTEM

G. Colledani, R. Sabot, G Lotte, A Moureau

2020-04-01

Laser aided plasma diagnostics 2019 (LAPD), Sep 2019, Whitefish, United States

Formation and sustainment of transport barriers relevant to fusion reactor

C. Bourdelle

2020-03-27

H mode physics and transport barriers, Oct 2019, Shangai, China

Some remarks on the acoustic parameters of sharp-edged porous media

M. Firdaouss, J.-L. Guermond, D. Lafarge

2020-03-25

International Journal of Engineering Science, Elsevier, 1998, 36 (9), pp.1035-1046. ⟨10.1016/S0020-7225(98)00002-0⟩

Role of microtearing modes in JET Pedestal

M Hamed, M. Muraglia, Y. Camenen, X. Garbet, O. Agullo, M Becoulet, L. Frassinetti, D Hatch, J. Hillesheim, I Predebon, C Roach, S. Saarelma

2020-03-27

Workshop on Electric Fields, Turbulence and Self-Organization in Magnetized Plasmas (EFTSOMP 2019), Jul 2019, Padova, Italy