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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

Renewal of the interfero-polarimeter diagnostic for WEST

C. Gil, G. Colledani, M. Domenes, D. Volpe, A. Berne, F. Faisse, C. Guillon, J. Morales, P. Moreau, B. Santraine

2019-02-22

Fusion Engineering and Design, Elsevier, 2019, 140, pp.81-91. 〈10.1016/j.fusengdes.2019.02.003〉

Picosecond LIBS diagnostics for Tokamak in situ plasma facing materials chemical analysis

Vincent Morel, Bastien Peres, Arnaud Bultel, Ammar Hideur, Christian Grisolia

2019-02-18

Physica Scripta, IOP Publishing, 2016, T167, pp.014016

DEMO design using the SYCOMORE system code: Influence of technological constraints on the reactor performances

C. Reux, S. Kahn, L. Zani, B. Pégourié, N. Piot, M. Owsiak, G. Aiello, J.-F. Artaud, A. Boutry, S. Dardour, L. Di Gallo, L. Duchateau, Davide Galassi, F. Imbeaux, C. Jaboulay, P. Magaud, J. Said, B. Saoutic, P. Sardain

2019-02-12

Fusion Engineering and Design, Elsevier, 2018, 136, pp.1572-1576

An improved model for the accurate calculation of parallel heat fluxes at the JET bulk tungsten outer divertor

D. Iglesias, P. Bunting, J. W. Coenen, G. F. Matthews, R. A. Pitts, S. Silburn, I. Balboa, I. Coffey, Y. Corre, R. Dejarnac, J. Gaspar, E. Gauthier, S. Jachmich, K. Krieger, S. Pamela, V. Riccardo, M. Stamp

2019-02-22

Nuclear Fusion, IOP Publishing, 2018, 58 (10), pp.106034. 〈10.1088/1741-4326/aad83e〉

Spectroscopic determination of kinetic parameters for frequency sweeping Alfvén eigenmodes

Maxime Lesur, Y. Idomura, K. Shinohara, X. Garbet

2019-01-14

Physics of Plasmas, American Institute of Physics, 2010, 17 (12), pp.122311. 〈10.1063/1.3500224〉

Using OpenMP tasks for a 2D Vlasov-Poisson Application

Jérôme Richard, Guillaume Latu, Julien Bigot

[Research Report] CEA Cadarache. 2019

Dust remobilization from rough planar surfaces in tokamak steady-state plasmas

A. Autricque, S. Peillon, F. Gensdarmes, M. Sow, N. Fedorczak, H. Roche, O. Pluchery, C. Grisolia

2019-01-18

Nuclear Materials and Energy, Elsevier, 2018, 17 (Décembre 2018), pp.284-288. 〈10.1016/j.nme.2018.11.013〉

Radial density and heat fluxes description in the velocity space: Nonlinear simulations and quasi-linear calculations

J. Médina, M. Lesur, Etienne Gravier, T. Reveille, M. Idouakass, T. Drouot, P. Bertrand, T. Cartier-Michaud, X. Garbet, P. Diamond

2019-01-03

Physics of Plasmas, American Institute of Physics, 2018, 25 (12), pp.122304. 〈10.1063/1.5057420〉

Impurity transport in tokamak plasmas: gyrokinetic study of neoclassical and turbulent transport

Peter Donnel

2018-12-20

Plasma Physics [physics.plasm-ph]. Aix Marseille Université, 2018. English

Spatialized Vibrotactile Feedback Improves Goal-Directed Movements in Cluttered Virtual Environments

Cephise Louison, Fabien Ferlay, Daniel R. Mestre

2018-12-19

International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, Taylor & Francis, 2018, 34 (11), pp.1015-1031. 〈10.1080/10447318.2017.1411665〉