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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
    And Much More...

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

Radiative cooling dynamics of anthracene cations stored in DESIREE studied via the time evolution of 2-photon-absorption induced dissociation rate

Martin SERGE, J. Bernard, M Ji, S Martin, G Wenzel, A. Al-Mogeeth, M Stockett, H SCHMIDT, H. Zettergren, C. Joblin


Journal of Physics: Conference Series, IOP Publishing, 2020, 1412, pp.232013. ⟨10.1088/1742-6596/1412/23/232013⟩

Corrigendum to “Tritium retention in w plasma-facing materials: Impact of the material structure and helium irradiation” [Nucl. Mater. Energy 2019; 19: 403–410]

E. Bernard, R. Sakamoto, E. Hodille, A. Kreter, E. Autissier, M.-F. Barthe, P. Desgardin, T. Schwarz-Selinger, V. Burwitz, S. Feuillastre, S. Garcia-Argote, G. Pieters, B. Rousseau, M. Ialovega, R. Bisson, F. Ghiorghiu, C. Corr, M. Thompson, R. Doerner, S. Markelj, H. Yamada, N. Yoshida, C. Grisolia


Nuclear Materials and Energy, Elsevier, 2020, 22, pp.100729. ⟨10.1016/j.nme.2020.100729⟩

Profilométrie par ps-LIBS d'un échantillon de tungstène deposé par PVD

Aurélien Favre, Arnaud Bultel, Saïd Idlahcen, Gilles GODARD, mathilde diez, Christian Grisolia


Journées LIBS, Nov 2017, Saint-Etienne du Rouvray, France

Double pulse laser-induced plasmas on W and Al for estimate of hydrogen-deuterium by ps-LIBS in tokamak-like conditions

A Bultel, V Morel, Aurélien Favre, G Godard, A Benyagoub, I Monnet, A Sémérok, M Dinescu, s markelj, P Magaud, C Grisolia


SOFT, Sep 2020, Dubrovnik, Croatia

The European Master of Science in Nuclear Fusion and Engineering Physics (FUSION- EP): 15 years of experience

Guido Oost, Peter Beyer, Alexis Devitre, Rémy Guirlet, Jean-Marie Noterdaeme, Hanne Thienpondt


European Journal of Physics, 2020

Permeation and trapping in Eurofer97: a wide-angle approach

Floriane Leblond, Elodie Bernard, Y. Charles, Rémi Delaporte-Mathurin, Etienne Hodille, Stéphane Vartanian, Jonathan Mougenot, Christian Grisolia


29th meeting of ITPA TG SOL and divertor physics, ITPA Topical Group Divertor and SOL Physics, Oct 2020, Garching, Germany

Fast plasma dilution in ITER with pure Deuterium Shattered Pellet Injection

Eric Nardon, D Hu, M Hoelzl, D Bonfiglio


Nuclear Fusion, IOP Publishing, 2020

Steady state heat exhaust in Tore Supra: operational safety and edge parameters

R. Mitteau


Journal of Nuclear Materials, Elsevier, 2005, 337-339, pp.795-801. ⟨10.1016/j.jnucmat.2004.10.051⟩

Hydrogen permeation and trapping through Eurofer97

Floriane Leblond, Elodie Bernard, Y. Charles, Rémi Delaporte-Mathurin, Etienne Hodille, Jean-Yves Pascal, Stéphane Vartanian, Jonathan Mougenot, Christian Grisolia


31st Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT2020), Sep 2020, Virtual edition, Croatia

The synergistic effect of hydrogen and helium implantations in forming H2 molecules in a Fe-12 wt.%Cr-ODS steel characterized by Raman spectroscopy and SIMS

Daniel Brimbal, Lucile Beck, Mickaël Payet, François Jomard


Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Elsevier, 2019, 461, pp.191-196. ⟨10.1016/j.nimb.2019.09.041⟩