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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

Caractérisation de plasmas induits par impulsion laser picoseconde sur cible de tungstène

Aurélien Favre, Vincent Morel, Gilles Godard, Arnaud Bultel, mathilde diez, Christian Grisolia

2019-04-19

SFP Plasmas 15, Jun 2018, Bordeaux, France

Towards tritium measurements in W based on ps-LIBS diagnostics

Arnaud Bultel, Vincent Morel, Aurélien Favre, Gilles Godard, Abdenacer Benyagoub, Isabelle Monnet, Alexandre Semerok, Maria Dinescu, Sabina Markelj, Philippe Magaud, Christian Grisolia

2019-04-19

SOFT 30, Sep 2018, Giardini Naxos, Italy

Ps-LIBS diagnostics for tritium measurements in W

Arnaud Bultel, Aurélien Favre, Vincent Morel, Gilles Godard, Abdenacer Benyagoub, Isabelle Monnet, Alexandre Semerok, Maria Dinescu, Sabina Markelj, C Grisolia

2019-04-19

PSI 23, Jun 2018, Princeton, United States

Picosecond LIBS Diagnostics For Tokamak Applications

Arnaud Bultel, Abdenacer Benyagoub, Isabelle Monnet, I.F. Schneider, C Grisolia

2019-04-19

PFMC 2017, May 2017, Neuss, Germany

State-to-state modeling of ultra-short laser-induced plasmas

Vincent Morel, Arnaud Bultel, I.F. Schneider, C Grisolia

2019-04-19

EMSLIBS 2015, Sep 2015, Linz, Austria

Characterization of the excitation state of picosecond laser-induced plasmas for light elements detection in metallic matrices

Bastien Peres, Vincent Morel, Arnaud Bultel, Isabelle Monnet, Abdenacer Benyagoub, I.F. Schneider, C. Grisolia

2019-04-19

EMSLIBS 2015, Sep 2015, Linz, Austria

Towards ps-LIBS tritium measurements in W/Al materials

Arnaud Bultel, Vincent Morel, Aurélien Favre, Gilles Godard, Abdenacer Benyagoub, Isabelle Monnet, Alexandre Semerok, Maria Dinescu, Sabina Markelj, Philippe Magaud, Christian Grisolia

2019-04-19

Fusion Engineering and Design, Elsevier, 2019, ⟨10.1016/j.fusengdes.2019.03.079⟩

Non-Linear Simulations of Neoclassical Tearing Mode Control by Externally Driven RF Current and Heating, with application to ITER

Fabien Widmer, Patrick Maget, Olivier Février, Hinrich Lütjens, Xavier Garbet

2019-04-09

2019

WEST regular in-vessel inspections with the Articulated Inspection Arm robot

V. Bruno, L. Allegretti, A. Barbuti, S. Bremond, Y. Cheng, C. Dechelle, N. Dufour, H. Feng, L. Gargiulo, D. Mouyon, B. Santraine, S. Shi, Y. Song, Y. Sun, E Villedieu, B. Vincent, L. Zheng

2019-04-09

Fusion Engineering and Design, Elsevier, 2018, ⟨10.1016/j.fusengdes.2018.11.050⟩

Characterizations of thermal stability and electrical performance of Au-Ni coating on CuCrZr substrate for high vacuum radio-frequency contact application

Z Chen, Julien Hillairet, V. Turq, Y.T. Song, R. Laloo, Jean-Michel Bernard, K. Vulliez, G. Lombard, C. Hernandez, Q.X. Yang, L. Ferreira, F. Fesquet, P. Mollard, R. Volpe

2019-04-08

Thin Solid Films, Elsevier, 2018, 659, pp.81-88. 〈10.1016/j.tsf.2018.05.035〉