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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

Advances in the physics studies for the JT-60SA tokamak exploitation and research plan

G. Giruzzi, M Yoshida, N Aiba, J. Artaud, J Ayllon-Guerola, O Beeke, A Bierwage, T Bolzonella, M Bonotto, C Boulbe, M. Chernyshova, S Coda, R Coelho, D Corona, N Cruz, S Davis, C Day, G. De Tommasi, M Dibon, D Douai, D Farina, A Fassina, B. Faugeras, L Figini, M Fukumoto, S Futatani, K Galazka, J. Garcia, M Garcia-Muñoz, L. Garzotti, L Giudicotti, N Hayashi, M Honda, K Hoshino, A Iantchenko, S Ide, S. Inoue, A Isayama, E. Joffrin, Y. Kamada, K Kamiya, M Kashiwagi, H. Kawashima, T. Kobayashi, A Kojima, T Kurki-Suonio, P. Lång, Ph Lauber, E. De La Luna, G. Marchiori, G Matsunaga, A Matsuyama, M. Mattei, S Mazzi, A Mele, Y Miyata, S Moriyama, J. Morales, A. Moro, T. Nakano, R Neu, S. Nowak, FP Orsitto, V Ostuni, N Oyama, S. Pamela, R Pasqualotto, B. Pégourié, E Perelli, L Pigatto, C Piron, A. Pironti, P Platania, B Ploeckl, D Ricci, M. Romanelli, G. Rubino, S Sakurai, K Särkimäki, M Scannapiego, K. Shinohara, J. Shiraishi, S Soare, C. Sozzi, T Suzuki, Y. Suzuki, T Szepesi, M. Takechi, K. Tanaka, H Tojo, M Turnyanskiy, H Urano, M Valisa, M Vallar, J Varje, J. Vega, F Villone, T Wakatsuki, T. Wauters, M. Wischmeier, S Yamoto, R. Zagorski

2019-12-05

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, IOP Publishing, 2020, 62 (1), pp.014009. ⟨10.1088/1361-6587/ab4771⟩

Automatic identification of the plasma equilibrium operating space in tokamaks

X. Song, E. Nardon, H. Heumann, B. Faugeras

2019-12-05

Fusion Engineering and Design, Elsevier, 2019, 146, pp.1242-1245. ⟨10.1016/j.fusengdes.2019.02.050⟩

Multifunctional tribometer development and performance study of CuCrZr-316L material pair for ITER application

Julien Hillairet, Z.X. Chen, V. Turq, Y.T. Song, R. Laloo, K. Vulliez, J.M. Bernard, Q.X. Yang, C. Hernandez, L. Ferreira, F. Fesquet, G. Lombard, P. Mollard, R Volpe, F Ferlay, S Larroque, V Bruno, J Hatchressian, H Xu

2019-12-06

Tribology International, Elsevier, 2017, 116, pp.208-216. ⟨10.1016/j.triboint.2017.07.024⟩

Models and data analysis tools for the Solar Orbiter mission

A. Rouillard, R Pinto, A. Vourlidas, A. De Groof, W Thompson, A. Bemporad, S Dolei, M. Indurain, E. Buchlin, C Sasso, D Spadaro, K. Dalmasse, J Hirzberger, I. Zouganelis, A. Strugarek, A Brun, M. Alexandre, D. Berghmans, N Raouafi, T. Wiegelmann, P Pagano, C Arge, T Nieves-Chinchilla, M. Lavarra, N. Poirier, T. Amari, A. Aran, V. Andretta, E Antonucci, A Anastasiadis, F. Auchère, L Rubio, B. Nicula, X. Bonnin, M. Bouchemit, E. Budnik, S. Caminade, B. Cecconi, J Carlyle, I Cernuda, J. Davila, L Etesi, F Lara, A. Fedorov, S. Fineschi, A. Fludra, V. Genot, M Georgoulis, H Gilbert, A Giunta, R Gomez-Herrero, S. Guest, M. Haberreiter, D Hassler, C Henney, R Howard, T. Horbury, M. Janvier, S Jones, K Kozarev, E Kraaikamp, A Kouloumvakos, S Krucker, A Lagg, J. Linker, B. Lavraud, P. Louarn, M Maksimovic, S. Maloney, G. Mann, A. Masson, D. Muller, H Önel, P. Osuna, D Orozco Suarez, C Owen, A Papaioannou, D Pérez-Suárez, J Rodriguez-Pacheco, S. Parenti, E. Pariat, H Peter, S Plunkett, J Pomoell, J Raines, T. Riethmuller, N Rich, L Rodriguez, M. Romoli, L Sanchez, S Solanki, O St Cyr, T Straus, R. Susino, L. Teriaca, J Del Toro Iniesta, R Ventura, C. Verbeeck, Nicole Vilmer, A Warmuth, A. Walsh, C Watson, D Williams, Y Wu, A Zhukov

2019-12-06

Astronomy and Astrophysics - A&A, EDP Sciences, 2019, ⟨10.1051/0004-6361/201935305⟩

Circularly Polarized Emission from Ensembles of InGaAs/GaAs Quantum Rings

R. Naouari, W. Ouerghi, F. Bernardot, C. Testelin, M. Maaref, J. Martinez-Pastor, D. Granados, J. Garcia

2019-12-02

Silicon, Springer, 2017, 9 (5), pp.689-693. ⟨10.1007/s12633-015-9388-2⟩

Fast modelling of turbulent transport in fusion plasmas using neural networks

Karel Lucas van de Plassche, Jonathan Citrin, Clarisse Bourdelle, Yann Camenen, Francis J. Casson, Victor I. Dagnelie, Federico Felici, Aaron Ho, Simon Van Mulders, JET Contributors

2019-12-02

2019

A novel approach to ion–ion Langevin self-collisions in particle-in-cell modules applied to hybrid MHD codes

T. Nicolas, J-F Luciani, H. Lütjens, X. Garbet, J Graves

2019-11-29

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, IOP Publishing, 2017, 59 (5), pp.054005. ⟨10.1088/1361-6587/aa5f71⟩

Impurity behavior during sawtooth activity in tokamak plasmas

T. Nicolas, H. Lütjens, J.-F. Luciani, X. Garbet, R. Sabot

2019-11-29

Physics of Plasmas, American Institute of Physics, 2014, 21 (1), pp.012507. ⟨10.1063/1.4861859⟩

Non-linear magnetohydrodynamic simulations of density evolution in Tore Supra sawtoothing plasmas

T. Nicolas, R. Sabot, X. Garbet, H. Lütjens, J.-F. Luciani, Z. Guimaraes-Filho, J. Decker, A. Merle

2019-11-29

Physics of Plasmas, American Institute of Physics, 2012, 19 (11), pp.112305. ⟨10.1063/1.4766893⟩

Advances in the physics basis for the European DEMO design

R. Wenninger, F. Arbeiter, J. Aubert , L. Aho-Mantila, R. Albanese, R. Ambrosino, C. Angioni, J.-F. Artaud, M. Bernert, E. Fable, A. Fasoli, G. Federici, J. Garcia, G. Giruzzi, F. Jenko, P. Maget, M. Mattei, F. Maviglia, E. Poli, G. Ramogida, C. Reux, M. Schneider, B. Sieglin, F. Villone, M. Wischmeier, H. Zohm

2019-11-28

Nuclear Fusion, IOP Publishing, 2015, 55 (6), pp.063003. ⟨10.1088/0029-5515/55/6/063003⟩