04-12-2018
Remote participation to fusion experiments will be used in the next years by scientists all over the world. On November 28th, for the first time, the Remote Experimentation Center (REC) in Rokkasho (Japan) took control of the WEST IRFM tokamak in Cadarache, located 9486 km away.
30-08-2018
For the first time, the tritium/hydrogen isotopic ratio of a gas has been measured in a glove box, in the Tritium Labelling Laboratory (LMT) at CEA Saclay.
22-06-2018
A new infrared thermography system has been installed in the WEST tokamak to observe the thermal scene of the first wall and components in a wide-angle tangential view of the poloidal cross-section. 
06-04-2018
The CEA inaugurated the WEST tokamak on April 6, 2018 in the presence of national and local elected officials, and institutional investors who funded it.
13-01-2018
On the 18th of December 2017 current was raised in the divertor coils and the very first X-point plasma was obtained in the WEST tokamak.
13-12-2017
On December 12, 2017, the last JT-60SA toroidal field coil came out of the General Electric workshops (formerly Alstom) in Belfort.
27-11-2017
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).
16-11-2017
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.
31-07-2017
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.
07-07-2017
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.
03-03-2017
The equatorial visible/infrared Wide Angle Viewing System (WAVS) is developped by CEA in a consortium with Ciemat (E) and Bertin Technologies (F).
15-02-2017
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.
05-01-2017
A first plasma illuminated WEST vacuum  vessel on December 14, 2016 at 18:03.
27-09-2016
TINT, Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology, represented by its Executive Director Nisamaneephong Pornthep and CEA / DRF represented by Maria Faury signed a collaboration agreement in the field of Magnetic Fusion Research.
10-08-2016
A crucial milestone was reached with the completion of the divertor coil windings in August 2016, after 6 months of hard work in a restricted space.  
01-08-2016
On July 26th, 2016, the Japanese Institute QST (Quantum & Radiological  Science and Technology) organized in Naka (Ibaraki) a ceremony in honour of “constant progress of French contribution to the JT-60SA project”.
01-08-2016
The 2 power supplies for the WEST divertor coils provided by SWIP arrived from China in July.
10-07-2016
The five Power Supplies built in Spain under CEA responsibility have been delivered to Japan for the JT-60SA tokamak.
23-06-2016
The two first full-scale PFU (Plasma-Facing Unit) prototypes for the WEST divertor were delivered at IRFM on May 26th, 2016.
19-05-2016
The René Pellat prize, named after the great scientist who was once chairman for CNRS (French Scientific Research Council) and High Commissioner for CEA (French Agency for Atomic Energy), is awarded annually by the Plasma division of the French Physical Society.
05-04-2016
A complex system of Langmuir probes was designed and manufactured for the WEST divertor for local measurement of plasma flux to target.
15-03-2016
A complex system of Langmuir probes was designed and manufactured for the WEST divertor for local measurement of plasma flux to target.
26-01-2016
The two stainless steel rings constituting the housing for the conductor winding are now assembled and positioned inside the vacuum vessel at their nominal position.
22-01-2016
This article published in Nature Physics 12, 14-17 (2016) by D. Mazon, C. Fenzi and R. Sabot, is related with the problem of sustaining and measuring temperature in fusion plasmas. This challenging task requires different heating systems and diagnostic tools.
21-01-2016
The two stainless steel rings constituting the housing for the conductor winding are now assembled and positioned inside the vacuum vessel at their nominal position.  
04-01-2016
The first of the 18 JT-60SA Toroïdal Field coil was delivered at CEA Saclay on December 17th 2015. There, it will be tested before to be shipped to Japan. This coil, manufactured by Alstom/General Electric at Belfort France under CEA responsibility, is the largest ever built.
17-12-2015
A training session for Sycomore was organized via videoconference on the 15th-16th  December 2015 for our partners involved in DEMO studies in Europe.
19-11-2015
With the installation and commissioning of two main equipment finalized on October 15, 2015 in CEA premises, MIFI (Magnet Infrastructure Facilities for ITER) is fully operational.