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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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Latest publications

1 µs broadband frequency sweeping reflectometry for plasma density and fluctuation profile measurements

F. Clairet, C. Bottereau, A. Medvedeva, D. Molina, G. Conway, U. Stroth


14th International reflectometry workshop, May 2019, Lausanne, Switzerland. pp.1453 - 1454

1 µs FMCW reflectometry for plasma density and fluctuation profile measurements

F. Clairet, C. Bottereau, A. Medvedeva, D. Molina, G Conway, U. Stroth


International reflectometry workshop, May 2019, Lausanne, Switzerland

Trends Emerging from a Systematic Analysis of a Decade of Fluctuation Reflectometry Measurements on Tore Supra

R. Sabot, Y. Sun, S. Heuraux, G. Verdoolaege, X. Garbet, S. Hacquin, G. Hornung


14 th International Reflectometry Workshop, May 2019, Lausanne, Switzerland

Development of the synthetic diagnostic for the ultra-fast swept reflectometer

A. Medvedeva, F. Clairet, C. Bottereau, R. Marcille, S. Hacquin, G. Conway, U. Stroth, S. Heuraux, G. Dif-Pradalier, D. Molina, A. Silva


14th International reflectometry workshop, IAEA, May 2019, Lausanne, Switzerland

A study of planar toroidal-poloidal beveling of monoblocks on the ITER divertor outer vertical target

J. Gunn, T. Hirai, Y. Corre, F. Escourbiac, A. Grosjean, R Pitts


Nuclear Fusion Journal of Plasma Physics and Thermonuclear Fusion, 2019, ⟨10.1088/1741-4326/ab4071⟩

Guidelines for time-to-event end point definitions in breast cancer trials: results of the DATECAN initiative (Definition for the Assessment of Time-to-event Endpoints in CANcer trials)

Sophie Gourgou-Bourgade, D. Cameron, P. Poortmans, B. Asselain, D. Azria, F. Cardoso, R. A'Hern, J. Bliss, J. Bogaerts, H. Bonnefoi, E. Brain, M. Cardoso, B. Chibaudel, R. Coleman, T. Cufer, L. Dal Lago, F. Dalenc, E. De Azambuja, M. Debled, S. Delaloge, T. Filleron, J. Gligorov, M. Gutowski, William Jacot, C. Kirkove, G. MacGrogan, S. Michiels, I. Negreiros, B. Offersen, F. Penault Llorca, G. Pruneri, H. Roche, N. Russell, F. Schmitt, V. Servent, B. Thürlimann, M. Untch, J. van der Hage, G. van Tienhoven, H. Wildiers, J. Yarnold, F. Bonnetain, S. Mathoulin-Pélissier, C. Bellera, T. Dabakuyo-Yonli


Annals of Oncology, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2015, 26 (5), pp.873-879. ⟨10.1093/annonc/mdv106⟩

In Vitro Analysis of the Effects of ITER-Like Tungsten Nanoparticles: Cytotoxicity and Epigenotoxicity in BEAS-2B Cells

Chiara Uboldi, Marcos Sanles Sobrido, Elodie Bernard, Virginie Tassistro, Nathalie Herlin-Boime, Dominique Vrel, Sébastien Garcia-Argote, Stéphane Roche, Frédérique Magdinier, Gheorghe Dinescu, Véronique Malard, Laurence Lebaron-Jacobs, Jérôme Rose, Bernard Rousseau, Philippe Delaporte, Christian Grisolia, Thierry Orsiere


Nanomaterials, MDPI, 2019, 9, pp.1233. ⟨https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9091233⟩. ⟨10.3390/nano9091233⟩

Evaluation of Residual Stresses in Dissimilar Weld Joints

Alix Bonaventur, Danièle Ayrault, Guillaume Montay, Vincent Klosek


Materials Science Forum, Trans Tech Publications Inc., 2011, 681, pp.182-187. ⟨10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.681.182⟩

Diffusive impurity transport driven by trapped particle turbulence in tokamak plasmas

Etienne Gravier, M. Lesur, X. Garbet, Y. Sarazin, J. Médina, K. Lim, M. Idouakass


Physics of Plasmas, American Institute of Physics, 2019, 26 (8), pp.082306. ⟨10.1063/1.5107443⟩

Characterization of the mutual influence of Ion Cyclotron and Lower Hybrid Range of frequencies systems on EAST

Guillaume URBANCZYK, Xinjun Zhang, Chengming Qin, Yanping Zhao, Tao Zhang, Ling Zhang, Jiangang Li, Shuai Yuan, Liang Chen, Heng Zhang, Jiahui Zhang, Jianhua Wang, Xiuda Yang, Jinping Qian


EPJ Web of Conferences, EDP Sciences, 2017, 157, pp.03057. ⟨10.1051/epjconf/201715703057⟩