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December 2017

On December 12, 2017, the last JT-60SA toroidal field coil came out of the General Electric workshops (formerly Alstom) in Belfort. This important milestone brilliantly concludes the French contribution for the supply of 10 of the 20 main magnets of the superconducting tokamak being ... More »

November 2017

The French Atomic and Alternative Energy Commission (CEA) and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China (MOST) signed on November 23 and 24, 2017 in Beijing the creation of the Franco-Chinese Center on Energy Fusion (SIFFER, SIno-French Fusion Energy centeR). This ... More »
The first large component of the ITER project's magnetic system has arrived at the Institute for Magnetic Fusion Research (IRFM), ready to be tested. This event is worthy of the limelight. Bernard BIGOT, Director-General of ITER Organization, Luo DELONG, Director of the Chinese domestic agency ... More »

July 2017

A new Infrared diagnostic has been developed by IRFM to study heat loads on the W monoblocs of the Divertor plasma facing units (PFU) with a very high spatial resolution @ 100µm. The objective is to study the effects of misalignments, mutual shadowing of the Divertor PFUs as well as the ... More »
The “René Pellat Memorial Festival Prize" aims to distinguish a young researcher for his/her significant work in plasma physics developed during the Festival de Théorie. Miss CHE received on July 6 this new price set up in 2017 from a CEA initiative.

June 2017


March 2017

The equatorial visible/infrared Wide Angle Viewing System (WAVS) is developped by CEA in a consortium with Ciemat (E) and Bertin Technologies (F). The design of port-plug components for this very complex diagnostic has been promoted by Fusion for Energy as the new reference model of the ... More »

February 2017

IRFM designed, manufactured and qualified some mock-ups for DEMO divertor developped in a EUROfusion project. These components use an innovative material which resisted up to 25 MW/m2 heat fluxes.
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