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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

A new approach for time-lapse data weighting in electrical resistivity tomography

Nolwenn Lesparre, Frederic Nguyen, Andreas Kemna, Tanguy Robert, Thomas Hermans, Moubarak Daoudi, Adrian Flores-Orozco

2020-01-17

Geophysics, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 2017, 82 (6), pp.E325-E333. ⟨10.1190/geo2017-0024.1⟩

4D electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) for aquifer thermal energy storage monitoring

Nolwenn Lesparre, Tanguy Robert, Frederic Nguyen, Alistair Boyle, Thomas Hermans

2020-01-17

Geothermics, Elsevier, 2019, 77, pp.368-382. ⟨10.1016/j.geothermics.2018.10.011⟩

Global confinement properties of Tokamak plasmas in global, flux-driven, gyrokinetic simulations

Elisabetta CASCHERA

High Energy Physics - Theory [hep-th]. Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France, 2019. English

CANONICAL REPRESENTATION OF THE DIFFERENTIAL MOTIONS OF AN HAMILTONIAN COSMOS

A Samain, Xavier Garbet

2020-01-16

2020

PHENOMENOLOGICAL DETERMINISMS IN AN HAMILTONIAN COSMOS

A Samain, Xavier Garbet

2020-01-16

2020

Development of a 3D printed water cooled bolometric camera for long pulse operation in WEST From design to manufacturing

P. Devynck, F. Faïsse, J.M Verger

2020-01-09

3rd European Conference on Plasma Diagnostics (ECPD), May 2019, Lisbonne, Portugal

Tomographic reconstruction of COMPASS tokamak edge turbulence from single visible camera data and automatic turbulence structure tracking

Jordan Cavalier, Nicolas Lemoine, F. Brochard, Vladimir Weinzettl, Jakub Seidl, Scott Silburn, Patrick Tamain, Renaud Dejarnac, Jiří Adámek, Radomir Panek

2020-01-08

46th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Jul 2019, Milan, Italy

Tungsten transport in a tokamak : a first-principle based integrated modeling approach

Sarah Breton

2020-01-13

Plasma Physics [physics.plasm-ph]. Aix Marseille Université, Ecole doctorale N°352 : Physique et Sciences de la Matière, 2018. English

Poster présenté lors d'une conférence à Lisbonne

Didier Mazon

2020-01-06

3rd european conference on plasma diagnostics (ECPD), May 2019, Lisbonne, Portugal

Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy application in joint European torus

A. Semerok, D. L'Hermite, J.-M. Weulersse, J.-L. Lacour, G. Cheymol, M. Kempenaars, N. Bekris, C. Grisolia

2020-01-15

Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, Elsevier, 2016, 123, pp.121-128. ⟨10.1016/j.sab.2016.08.007⟩