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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 is an institute of CEA, the French Alternatives Energies and Atomic Energy Commission. Located in the CEA Cadarache Centre, with ITER next door, the 200+ physicists, engineers and technicians of the Institute carry 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

Modelling and theoretical understanding of the isotope effect from JET experiments in view of reliable predictions for deuterium-tritium plasmas

J. Garcia, F. Casson, A. Navarro, N. Bonanomi, J. Citrin, D. King, P. Mantica, A. Mariani, M. Marin, S. Mazzi, E. Viezzer

2022-06-21

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, IOP Publishing, 2022, 64 (5), pp.054001. ⟨10.1088/1361-6587/ac53ef⟩

Non-linear MHD modelling of Edge Localized Modes suppression by Resonant Magnetic Perturbations in ITER

M Becoulet, Y Liu, T Evans, L Lao, A Loarte, S Pinches, A Polevoi, M Hosokawa, S Kim, S Pamela, S Futatani

2022-06-22

Nuclear Fusion, IOP Publishing, 2022, 62, pp.066022. ⟨10.1088/1741-4326/ac47af⟩

Non-linear MHD modelling of Edge Localized Modes suppression by Resonant Magnetic Perturbations in ITER

Marina Becoulet, Guido Huijsmans, Y.Q. Liu, T.E. Evans, L.L. Lao, L. Li, Alberto Loarte, S Pinches, A Polevoi, M. Hosokawa, Sk Kim, S. Pamela, S. Futatani

2022-06-21

FEC 2020 - 28th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, May 2021, Nice (virtual event), France. 2021

Initial results from boron powder injection experiments in WEST lower single null L-mode plasmas

G. Bodner, A. Gallo, A. Diallo, R. Lunsford, P. Moreau, A. Nagy, F-P. Pellissier, C. Guillemaut, J.P. Gunn, C. Bourdelle, C. Desgranges, P. Manas, A. Bortolon, C.C. Klepper, E. Tsitrone, E.A. Unterberg, L. Vermare

2022-06-15

Nuclear Fusion, IOP Publishing, 2022, 62, pp.086020. ⟨10.1088/1741-4326/ac70ea⟩

Electron-cyclotron resonance heating and current drive source for flux-driven gyrokinetic simulations of tokamaks

Peter Donnel, J.-B Fontana, J Cazabonne, L Villard, S Brunner, S Coda, J Decker, y Peysson

2022

Overview of progress in European medium sized tokamaks towards an integrated plasma-edge/wall solution

H. Meyer, T. Eich, M. Beurskens, S. Coda, A. Hakola, P. Martin, J. Adamek, M. Agostini, D. Aguiam, J. Ahn, L. Aho-Mantila, R. Akers, R. Albanese, R. Aledda, E. Alessi, S. Allan, D. Alves, R. Ambrosino, L. Amicucci, H. Anand, G. Anastassiou, y. Andrèbe, C. Angioni, G. Apruzzese, M. Ariola, H. Arnichand, W. Arter, A. Baciero, M. Barnes, L. Barrera, R. Behn, A. Bencze, J. Bernardo, M. Bernert, P. Bettini, P. Bilková, W. Bin, G. Birkenmeier, S. Bizarro, P. Blanchard, T. Blanken, M. Bluteau, V. Bobkov, O. Bogar, P. Böhm, T. Bolzonella, L. Boncagni, A. Botrugno, C. Bottereau, F. Bouquey, C. Bourdelle, S. Brémond, S. Brezinsek, D. Brida, F. Brochard, J. Buchanan, H. Bufferand, P. Buratti, P. Cahyna, G. Calabrò, y. Camenen, R. Caniello, B. Cannas, A. Canton, A. Cardinali, D. Carnevale, M. Carr, D. Carralero, P. Carvalho, L. Casali, C. Castaldo, F. Castejón, R. Castro, F. Causa, R. Cavazzana, M. Cavedon, M. Cecconello, S. Ceccuzzi, R. Cesario, D. Challis, I. Chapman, S. Chapman, M. Chernyshova, D. Choi, C. Cianfarani, G. Ciraolo, Jonathan Citrin, F. Clairet, I. Classen, Rui Coelho, W. Coenen, L. Colas, G. Conway, y. Corre, S. Costea, F. Crisanti, N. Cruz, G. Cseh, A. Czarnecka, O. D’arcangelo, M. de Angeli, G. de Masi, G. de Temmerman, G. de Tommasi, J. Decker, S. Delogu, R. Dendy, P. Denner, C. Di Troia, M. Dimitrova, R. D’inca, V. Dorić, D. Douai, A. Drenik, B. Dudson, D. Dunai, M. Dunne, P. Duval, L. Easy, S. Elmore, B. Erdös, B. Esposito, E. Fable, M. Faitsch, A. Fanni, N. Fedorczak, F. Felici, Jorge Ferreira, O. Février, O. Ficker, S. Fietz, Lorenzo Figini, António Figueiredo, Alexandre Fil, G. Fishpool, M. Fitzgerald, M. Fontana, O. Ford, L. Frassinetti, R. Fridström, D. Frigione, G. Fuchert, C. Fuchs, M. Furno Palumbo, S. Futatani, L. Gabellieri, K. Gałązka, J. Galdon-Quiroga, S. Galeani, D. Gallart, A. Gallo, C. Galperti, y. Gao, S. Garavaglia, J. Garcia, A. Garcia-Carrasco, J. Garcia-Lopez, M. Garcia-Munoz, L. Gardarein, L. Garzotti, J. Gaspar, Elise Gauthier, P. Geelen, B. Geiger, P. Ghendrih, F. Ghezzi, L. Giacomelli, L. Giannone, Edmondo Giovannozzi, C. Giroud, C. Gleason González, M. Gobbin, T.P. Goodman, G. Gorini, M. Gospodarczyk, G. Granucci, M. Gruber, A. Gude, L. Guimarais, R. Guirlet, J. Gunn, P. Hacek, S. Hacquin, S. Hall, C. Ham, T. Happel, J. Harrison, D. Harting, V. Hauer, E. Havlickova, T. Hellsten, W. Helou, S. Henderson, P. Hennequin, M. Heyn, B. Hnat, M. Hölzl, D. Hogeweij, C. Honore, C. Hopf, J. Horáček, G. Hornung, L. Horvath, Z. Huang, A. Huber, J. Igitkhanov, V. Igochine, M. Imrisek, P. Innocente, C. Schrittwieser, H. Isliker, Irena Ivanova-Stanik, S. Jacobsen, P. Jacquet, M. Jakubowski, A. Jardin, F. Jaulmes, F. Jenko, T. Jensen, O. Jeppe Miki Busk, M. Jessen, E. Joffrin, O. Jones, T. Jonsson, A. Kallenbach, N. Kallinikos, S. Kálvin, A. Kappatou, J. Karhunen, A. Karpushov, S. Kasilov, G. Kasprowicz, A. Kendl, W. Kernbichler, D. Kim, A. Kirk, S. Kjer, I. Klimek, G. Kocsis, D. Kogut, M. Komm, S. Korsholm, R. Koslowski, M. Koubiti, J. Kovacic, K. Kovarik, N. Krawczyk, J. Krbec, K. Krieger, A. Krivska, R. Kube, O. Kudlacek, T. Kurki-Suonio, B. Labit, M. Laggner, L. Laguardia, A. Lahtinen, P. Lalousis, P. Lang, P. Lauber, N. Lazányi, A. Lazaros, B. Le, A. Lebschy, J. Leddy, Laurent Lefèvre, M. Lehnen, F. Leipold, A. Lessig, M. Leyland, L. Li, y. Liang, B. Lipschultz, y. Liu, T. Loarer, A. Loarte, T. Loewenhoff, B. Lomanowski, P. Loschiavo, T. Lunt, I. Lupelli, H. Lux, A. Lyssoivan, Jens Madsen, P. Maget, C. Maggi, R. Maggiora, M. Magnussen, J. Mailloux, B. Maljaars, A. Malygin, P. Mantica, Mervi Mantsinen, M. Maraschek, B. Marchand, N. Marconato, C. Marini, M. Marinucci, T. Markovic, D. Marocco, L. Marrelli, y. Martin, R. Martin Solis, A. Martitsch, S. Mastrostefano, M. Mattei, G. Matthews, M. Mavridis, M. Mayoral, D. Mazon, P. Mccarthy, R. Mcadams, G. Mcardle, K. Mcclements, R. Mcdermott, B. Mcmillan, G. Meisl, Antoine Merle, O. Meyer, D. Milanesio, F. Militello, I. Miron, K. Mitosinkova, J. Mlynar, A. Mlynek, D. Molina, P. Molina, I. Monakhov, J. Morales, D. Moreau, Pierre Morel, J.-M. Moret

2022-06-10

Nuclear Fusion, IOP Publishing, 2017, 57, pp.102014. ⟨10.1088/1741-4326/aa6084⟩

An update of dynamic thermal-hydraulic simulations of the JT-60SA Toroidal Field coil cooling loop for preparing plasma operation

S. Varin, F. Bonne, C. Hoa, S. Nicollet, L. Zani, J.-C. Vallet, K. Fukui, K. Natsume

2022-06-06

Cryogenics, Elsevier, 2020, 109, pp.103092. ⟨10.1016/j.cryogenics.2020.103092⟩

Impact of leakage under divertor baffle on detachment onset in WEST

H Yang, G Ciraolo, J Bucalossi, H Bufferand, N Fedorczak, P Tamain, G Falchetto, N Rivals, J Gunn, Y Marandet, B Pégourié, S Vartanian

2022-06-08

2022

[Non-invasive exploration methods of supraventricular arrhythmia in current practice].

J Fauchier, Laurent Fauchier, D Babuty, A Sirinelli, P Cosnay

2022-05-27

La Revue du Praticien Médecine Générale, 1993, 43 (12), pp.1484-90

[Intermediary results with the CarboMedics bileaflet valvular prosthesis].

M Aupart, F Diemont, D Babuty, Laurent Fauchier, A Sirinelli, M Marchand

2022-05-27

Archives des Maladies du Coeur et des Vaisseaux, J B Bailliere et Fils, 1997, 90 (4), pp.457-62