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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

Stability analysis of secondary modes, driven by the phase space island

A.V. Dudkovskaia, X. Garbet, Maxime Lesur, H.R. Wilson

2020-02-24

Nuclear Fusion, IOP Publishing, 2019, 59 (8), pp.086010. ⟨10.1088/1741-4326/ab2077⟩

Validity limits of the passive treatment of impurities in gyrokinetic tokamak simulations

Maxime Lesur, Chabha Djerroud, Kyungtak Lim, Etienne Gravier, Malik Idouakass, Jérôme Moritz, Julien Médina, Thierry Réveillé, Thomas Drouot, Thomas CARTIER, Xavier Garbet

2020-02-25

Nuclear Fusion, IOP Publishing, 2020, 60 (3), pp.036016. ⟨10.1088/1741-4326/ab6e48⟩

POTOMAC: towards a realistic secondary and backscattered emission model for the multipactor

Adrien Plaçais, Mohamed Belhaj, Julien Hillairet, Jérôme Puech

2020-02-25

2019 IEEE Pulsed Power and Plasma Science Conference, Jun 2019, ORLANDO, United States

A new conservative finite-difference scheme for anisotropic elliptic problems in bounded domain A new conservative finite-difference scheme for anisotropic elliptic problems in bounded domain

J. Soler, F. Schwander, G Giorgiani, J Liandrat, P Tamain, E. Serre

2020-02-18

Journal of Computational Physics, Elsevier, 2019, ⟨10.1016/j.jcp.2019.109093⟩

Influence of soil moisture on the corrosion processes of carbon steel in artificial soil: Active area and differential aeration cells

R. Akkouche, C. Rémazeilles, M. Jeannin, M. Barbalat, R. Sabot, Ph. Refait

2020-02-17

Electrochimica Acta, Elsevier, 2016, 213, pp.698-708. ⟨10.1016/j.electacta.2016.07.163⟩

On the formation and transformation of Fe(III)-containing chukanovite, FeII2-xFeIIIx(OH)2-xOxCO3

J. Duboscq, M. Abdelmoula, C. Rémazeilles, M. Jeannin, R. Sabot, Ph Refait

2020-02-17

Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Elsevier, 2020, 138, pp.109310. ⟨10.1016/j.jpcs.2019.109310⟩

Entropy and relaxation processes Motivation

Xavier Garbet

2020-02-14

Third Asia pacific conference on plasma physics, Nov 2019, Hefei, China

ICRH coupling optimization and impurity behavior in EAST and WEST

G. Urbanczyk, L. Colas, X. Zhang, W. Helou, Y. Zhao, J. Hillairet, X. Gong, E. Lerche, G. Lombard, Q. Ming, M. Goniche, Z. Ling, P. Mollard, V. Bobkov, X. Yang, O Meyer, L. Lu, J. Gunn, C. Yan, C. Desgranges, J. Bernard, T. Zhang, F. Clairet, B. Pégourié, R. Dumont, W. Tierens, D. Van Eester, F. Durodié, J. Li

2020-02-14

23rd topical conference on radiofrequency power in plasmas, May 2020, Hefei, China

Modeling ICRH and ICRH-NBI synergy in high power JET scenarios using European Transport Simulator (ETS)

P. Huynh, E. Lerche, D. Van Eester, R. Bilato, J. Varje, T. Johnson, O. Sauter, L. Villard, J. Ferreira

2020-02-14

AIP Conference Proceedings, American Institute of Physics, In press

Modeling ICRH and ICRH-NBI synergy in high power jet scenarios using european transport simulator (ETS)

P. Huynh, E. Lerche, D. Van Eester, R. Bilato, J. Varje, T. Johnson, O. Sauter, L. Villard, J. Ferreira

2020-02-14

23rd Topical Conference on Radiofrequency Power in Plasmas, May 2019, Hefei, China