Service d’Ingénierie, des Internes et des Projets
The Engineering and Projects Department (SI2P, Service d’Ingénierie des Internes et des Projets) is responsible for the development and operation of the tokamak internal components (plasma facing components and heating systems) and their protection. It is also responsible for engineering activities and support to the management of IRFM projects.
Service Tokamak Exploitation et Pilotage
The Operation Department (STEP, Service Tokamak Exploitation et Pilotage) is responsible for the operation, maintenance and experimentation of the tokamak and the evolution of its core systems.
Service de Physique des Plasmas de Fusion
The Physics Department (SPPF, Service de Physique des Plasmas de Fusion) is responsible for development, operation and testing of diagnostics, plasma modeling including its interaction with the tokamak environment, studies of transport, confinement optimization and plasma stability.
W (Tungstene) Environnement in Steady-state Tokamak
The mastery of nuclear Fusion and the construction of the ITER tokamak will inevitably involve a number of challenges. The WEST tokamak is dealing with one of them already: the divertor. WEST (acronym derived from W Environment in Steady-state Tokamak, where W is the chemical symbol for tungsten) is the transformation of the Tore Supra tokamak from a limiter to a divertor configuration.