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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

Design of model tokamak particles for future toxicity studies: Morphology and physical characterization

E. Bernard, F. Jambon, I. Georges, M. Sanles Sobrido, J. Rose, N. Herlin-Boime, F. Miserque, P. Beaunier, D. Vrel, S. Dine, E. Hodille, J. Chêne, S. Garcia-Argote, G. Pieters, S. Peillon, F. Gensdarmes, T. Acsente, C. Uboldi, T. Orsiere, V. Malard, B. Rousseau, Ph. Delaporte, C. Grisolia, G. Dinescu

2019-06-19

Fusion Engineering and Design, Elsevier, 2019, 145, pp.60-65. ⟨10.1016/j.fusengdes.2019.05.037⟩

Current investigations on tritiated dust and their impact on tokamak safety

Christian Grisolia, François Gensdarmes, Samuel Peillon, Grégoire Dougniaux, Elodie Bernard, Adrien Autricque, Grégory Pieters, Bernard Rousseau, Sophie Feuillastre, Sébastien Garcia-Argote, Olivia Carvalho, Veronique Malard, Isabelle George, Laurence Lebaron-Jacobs, Thierry Orsière, Chiara Uboldi, Jérôme Rose, Marcos Senles, David Lambertin, Dominique Vrel, Christelle Decanis, Karine Liger

2019-06-19

Nuclear Fusion, IOP Publishing, 2019, ⟨10.1088/1741-4326/ab1a76⟩

A 3D culture model of innervated human skeletal muscle enables studies of the adult neuromuscular junction

Mohsen Afshar Bakooshli, Ethan Lippmann, Ben Mulcahy, Nisha Iyer, Christine Nguyen, Kayee Tung, Bryan Stewart, Hubrecht Van Den Dorpel, Tobias Fuehrmann, Molly Shoichet, Anne Bigot, Elena Pegoraro, Henry Ahn, Howard Ginsberg, Mei Zhen, Randolph Scott Ashton, Penney Gilbert

2019-06-17

eLife, eLife Sciences Publication, 2019, 8, pp.2019;8:e44530. ⟨10.7554/eLife.44530⟩

A kinetic model for the stability of a collisional current sheet

M. Hamed, M. Muraglia, Y. Camenen, X. Garbet

2019-06-11

Journal of Physics: Conference Series, IOP Publishing, 2018, 1125, pp.012012. ⟨10.1088/1742-6596/1125/1/012012⟩

Impact of electric potential and magnetic drift on microtearing modes stability

M Hamed, M. Muraglia, Y. Camenen, X. Garbet, O. Agullo

2019-06-11

2019

Mechanical Modeling and First Case Study on ITER TF CICC Loading Cases With Upgraded Finite Element Code Simulations

Rebecca Riccioli, Alexandre Torre, Marco Breschi, Damien Durville

2019-06-05

IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019, 29 (5), pp.1-5. ⟨10.1109/TASC.2019.2904151⟩

Efficient generation of energetic ions in multi-ion plasmas by radio-frequency heating

O. Kazakov, J. Ongena, E. Lerche, M. Mantsinen, D. Van Eester, V. Kiptily, Y. Li, M. Nocente, F. Nabais, M. Nave, R. Bilato, Ph. Jacquet, T. Johnson, M. Lennholm, T. Loarer, S. Sharapov, D. Valcarcel, M. Van Schoor, H. Weisen, S. Marmar, S. Baek, H. Barnard, P. Bonoli, D. Brunner, J. Candy, J. Canik, M. Churchill, I. Cziegler, G. Dekow, L. Delgado-Aparicio, A. Diallo, E. Edlund, P. Ennever, I. Faust, C. Fiore, Chi Gao, T. Golfinopoulos, M. Green, S. Hartwig, C. Holland, E. Hubbard, W. Hughes, I. Hutchinson, J. Irby, B. LaBombard, Yijun jun, B. Lipschultz, A. Loarte, R. Mumgaard, R. Park, M. Porkolab, M. Reinke, E. Rice, S. Scott, S. Shiraiwa, P. Snyder, B. Sorbom, D. Terry, J. Terry, C. Theiler, R. Vieira, R. Walk, M. Wallace, A. White, D. Whyte, S. Wolfe, M. Wright, J. Wright, S. Wukitch, P. Xu, S. Abduallev, M. Abhangi, P. Abreu, M. Afzal, M. Aggarwal, T. Ahlgren, J. Ahn, L. Aho-Mantila, N. Aiba, M. Airila, R. Albanese, V. Aldred, D. Alegre, E. Alessi, P. Aleynikov, A. Alfier, A. Alkseev, M. Allinson, B. Alper, E. Alves, G. Ambrosino, R. Ambrosino, L. Amicucci, V. Amosov, E. Sundén, M. Angelone, M. Anghel, C. Angioni, L. Appel, C. Appelbee, P. Arena, M. Ariola, H. Arnichand, S. Arshad, A. Ash, N. Ashikawa, V. Aslanyan, O. Asunta, F. Auriemma, Y. Austin, L. Avotina, M. Axton, C. Ayres, M. Bacharis, A. Baciero, D. Baião, S. Bailey, A. Baker, I. Balboa, M. Balden, N. Balshaw, R. Bament, W. Banks, Y. Baranov, M. Barnard, D. Barnes, M. Barnes, R. Barnsley, A. Wiechec, L. Orte, M. Baruzzo, V. Basiuk, M. Bassan, R. Bastow, A. Batista, P. Batistoni, R. Baughan, B. Bauvir, L. Baylor, B. Bazylev, J. BÉAL, S. Beaumont, M. Beckers, B. Beckett, A. Bécoulet, N. Bekris, M. Beldishevski, K. Bell, F. Belli, M. Bellinger, E. Belonohy, N. Ayed, A. Benterman, H. Bergsåker, J. Bernardo, M. Bernert, M. Berry, L. Bertalot, C. Besliu, M. Beurskens, B. Bieg, J. Bielecki, T. Biewer, M. Bigi, P. Bílková, F. Binda, A. Bisoffi, S. Bizarro, C. Björkas, J. Blackburn, K. Blackman, R. Blackman, P. Blanchard, P. Blatchford, V. Bobkov, A. Boboc, G. Bodnár, O. Bogar, I. Bolshakova, T. Bolzonella, N. Bonanomi, F. Bonelli, J. Boom, J. Booth, D. Borba, D. Borodin, I. borodkina, A. Botrugno, C. Bottereau, P. Boulting, C. Bourdelle, M. Bowden, C. Bower, C. Bowman, T. Boyce, C. Boyd, J. Boyer, M. Bradshaw, V. Braic, R. Bravanec, B. Breizman, S. Bremond, D. Brennan, S. Breton, A. Brett, S. Brezinsek, M. Bright, M. Brix, W. Broeckx, M. Brombin, A. Brosławski, D. Brown, M. Brown, E. Bruno, J. Bucalossi, J. Buch, J. Buchanan, M. Buckley, R. Budny, H. Bufferand, M. Bulman, N. Bulmer, P. Bunting, P. Buratti, A. Burckhart, A. Buscarino, A. Busse, K. Butler, I. Bykov, J. Byrne, P. Cahyna, G. Calabrò, I. Calvo, Y. Camenen, P. Camp, D. Campling, J. Cane, B. Cannas, A. Capel, J. Card, A. Cardinali, P. Carman, M. Carr, D. Carralero, L. Carraro, B. Carvalho, I. Carvalho, P. Carvalho, F. Casson, C. Castaldo, N. Catarino, J. Caumont, F. Causa, R. Cavazzana, K. Cave-Ayland, M. Cavinato, M. Cecconello, S. Ceccuzzi, E. Cecil, A. Cenedese, R. Cesario, D. Challis, M. Chandler, D. Chandra, S. Chang, A. Chankin, I. Chapman, S. Chapman, M. Chernyshova, G. Chitarin, G. Ciraolo, D. Ciric, J. Citrin, F. Clairet, E. Clark, M. Clark, R. Clarkson, D. Clatworthy, C. Clements, M. Cleverly, J. Coad, A. Coates, A. Cobalt, V. Coccorese, V. Cocilovo, S. Coda, R. Coelho, W. Coenen, I. Coffey, L. Colas, S. Collins, D. Conka, S. Conroy, N. Conway, D. Coombs, D. Cooper, S. Cooper, C. Corradino, Y. Corre, G. Corrigan, S. Cortes, D. Coster, S. Couchman, M. Cox, T. Craciunescu, S. Cramp, R. Craven, F. Crisanti, G. CROCI, D. Croft, K. Crombé, R. Crowe, N. Cruz, G. Cseh, A. Cufar, A. Cullen, M. Curuia, A. Czarnecka, H. Dabirikhah, P. Dalgliesh, S. Dalley, J. Dankowski, D. Darrow, O. Davies, W. Davis, C. Day, I. Day, M. De Bock, A. de Castro, E. De La Cal, E. Luna, G. Masi, J. de Pablos, G. De Temmerman, G. De Tommasi, P. De Vries, K. Deakin, J. Deane, F. Agostini, R. Dejarnac, E. Delabie, N. Den Harder, R. Dendy, J. Denis, P. Denner, S. Devaux, P. Devynck, F. Maio, A. Siena, C. Troia, P. Dinca, R. D’Inca, B. Ding, T. Dittmar, H. Doerk, R. Doerner, T. Donné, S. Dorling, S. Dormido-Canto, S. Doswon, D. Douai, T. Doyle, A. Drenik, P. Drewelow, P. Drews, Ph. Duckworth, R. Dumont, P. Dumortier, D. Dunai, M. Dunne, I. Ďuran, F. Durodié, P. Dutta, B. Duval, R. Dux, K. Dylst, N. Dzysiuk, V. Edappala, J. Edmond, M. Edwards, J. Edwards, Th. Eich, A. Ekedahl, R. El-Jorf, C. Elsmore, M. Enachescu, G. Ericsson, F. Eriksson, J. Eriksson, L. Eriksson, B. Esposito, S. Esquembri, G. Esser, D. Estève, B. Evans, E. Evans, G. Evison, D. Ewart, D. Fagan, M. Faitsch, D. Falie, A. Fanni, A. Fasoli, M. Faustin, N. Fawlk, L. Fazendeiro, N. Fedorczak, R. Felton, K. Fenton, A. Fernades, H. Fernandes, J. Ferreira, A. Fessey, O. Février, O. Ficker, A. Field, S. Fietz, A. Figueiredo, J. Figueiredo, A. Fil, P. Finburg, M. Firdaouss, U. Fischer, L. Fittill, M. Fitzgerald, D. Flammini, J. Flanagan, C. Fleming, K. Flinders, N. Fonnesu, M. Fontdecaba, A. Formisano, L. Forsythe, L. Fortuna, E. Fortuna-Zalesna, M. Fortune, S. Foster, T. Franke, T. Franklin, M. Frasca, L. Frassinetti, M. Freisinger, R. Fresa, D. Frigione, V. Fuchs, D. Fuller, S. Futatani, J. Fyvie, K. Gál, D. Galassi, K. Gałązka, J. Galdon-Quiroga, J. Gallagher, D. Gallart, R. Galvão, X. Gao, Y. Gao, J. Garcia, A. Garcia-Carrasco, M. García-Muñoz, J. Gardarein, L. Garzotti, P. Gaudio, E. Gauthier, F. Gear, S. Gee, B. Geiger, M. Gelfusa, S. Gerasimov, G. Gervasini, M. Gethins, Z. Ghani, M. Ghate, M. Gherendi, J. Giacalone, L. Giacomelli, S. Gibson, T. Giegerich, C. Gil, L. Gil, S. Gilligan, D. Gin, E. Giovannozzi, J. Girardo, C. Giroud, G. Giruzzi, S. Glöggler, J. Godwin, J. Goff, P. Gohil, V. Goloborod’ko, R. Gomes, B. Gonçalves, M. Goniche, M. Goodliffe, A. Goodyear, G. Gorini, M. Gosk, R. Goulding, A. Goussarov, R. Gowland, B. Graham, E. Graham, J. Graves, N. Grazier, P. Grazier, R. Green, H. Greuner, B. Grierson, S. Griph, C. Grisolia, D. Grist, M. Groth, R. Grove, C. Grundy, J. Grzonka, D. Guard, C. Guérard, C. Guillemaut, R. Guirlet, C. Gurl, H. Utoh, J. Hackett, S. Hacquin, A. Hagar, R. Hager, A. Hakola, M. Halitovs, S. Hall, S. Cook, C. Hamlyn-Harris, K. Hammond, C. Harrington, J. Harrison, D. Harting, F. Hasenbeck, Y. Hatano, R. Hatch, V. Haupt, J. Hawes, C. Hawkes, J. Hawkins, P. Hawkins, W. Haydon, N. Hayter, S. Hazel, J. Heesterman, K. Heinola, C. Hellesen, T. Hellsten, W. Helou, N. Hemming, C. Hender, M. Henderson, S. Henderson, R. Henriques, D. Hepple, G. Hermon, P. Hertout

2019-05-14

Nature Physics, Nature Publishing Group, 2017, 13 (10), pp.973-978. ⟨10.1038/NPHYS4167⟩

Soledge2D-Eirene simulations of the Pilot-PSI linear plasma device compared to experimental data

K. Jesko, Y. Marandet, H. Bufferand, J.P. Gunn, H. J. van der Meiden, G. Ciraolo

2019-05-15

Contributions to Plasma Physics, Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2018, International Workshop on Plasma Edge Theory in Fusion Devices September 27–29, 2017, Marseille, France, 58 (6-8), pp.798-804. ⟨10.1002/ctpp.201700186⟩

Studying divertor relevant plasmas in the Pilot-PSI linear plasma device: experiments versus modelling

K Ješko, Y. Marandet, H. Bufferand, J. Gunn, H van der Meiden, G. Ciraolo

2019-05-21

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, IOP Publishing, 2018, 60 (12), pp.125009. ⟨10.1088/1361-6587/aae80d⟩

Stability of a slab collisional microtearing mode

M. Hamed, M. Muraglia, Y. Camenen, X. Garbet

2019-05-20

Contributions to Plasma Physics, Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2018, 58 (6-8), pp.529-533. ⟨10.1002/ctpp.201700165⟩