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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

Simulations of impurity transport with TERESA and GYSELA codes

Maxime Lesur, Kyungtak Lim, Lo-Cascio G., Garbet X., Sarazin Y., Etienne Gravier, Réveillé T., Chabha Djerroud, Idouakass M., Guillevic A., Obrejan K., Moritz J., Grandgirard V.

2024-06-04

US-EU joint Transport Taskforce Workshop, Apr 2022, Santa Rosa, United States. 2022

Global linear stability analysis of kinetic Trapped Ion Modes (TIM) and their nonlinear saturation in tokamak plasma

Debraj Mandal, Maxime Lesur, Etienne Gravier, Juvert Njeck Sama, Alejandro Guillevic, Yanick Sarazin, Xavier Garbet

2024-06-03

49th Conference on Plasma Physics, European Physical Society, Jul 2023, Bordeaux, France

Scaling of turbulent diffusion in the quasilinear resonance broadening regime and beyond

Maxime Lesur, Guillevic A., Garbet X., Diamond P.H., Cascio G. Lo, Kosuga Y., Etienne Gravier, Mandal D., Ghizzo A., Réveillé T.

2024-06-03

6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Plasma Physics, Chiba University, Oct 2022, Chiba, Japan

On the road to Kubo > 1

Alejandro Guillevic, Maxime Lesur, Xavier Garbet, A. Ghizzo, Etienne Gravier, G. Lo-Cascio, Thierry Réveillé, Debraj Mandal

2024-05-31

Festival de Théorie 2022, Jul 2022, Aix-en-Provence, France

Impact of helium and hydrogen plasma exposure on surface damage and erosion of tungsten

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Elodie Bernard, Arkadi Kreter, Céline Martin

2024-05-30

Nuclear Fusion, 2024, 64 (3), pp.036008. ⟨10.1088/1741-4326/ad1fab⟩

Flow damping due to stochastization of the magnetic field

K. Ida, M. Yoshinuma, H. Tsuchiya, T. Kobayashi, C. Suzuki, M. Yokoyama, A. Shimizu, K. Nagaoka, S. Inagaki, K. Itoh, T. Akiyama, M. Emoto, T. Evans, A. Dinklage, X. Du, K. Fujii, M. Goto, T. Goto, M. Hasuo, C. Hidalgo, K. Ichiguchi, A. Ishizawa, M. Jakubowski, K. Kamiya, H. Kasahara, G. Kawamura, D. Kato, M. Kobayashi, S. Morita, K. Mukai, I. Murakami, S. Murakami, Y. Narushima, M. Nunami, S. Ohdach, N. Ohno, M. Osakabe, N. Pablant, S. Sakakibara, T. Seki, T. Shimozuma, M. Shoji, S. Sudo, K. Tanaka, T. Tokuzawa, Y. Todo, H. Wang, H. Yamada, Y. Takeiri, T. Mutoh, S. Imagawa, T. Mito, Y. Nagayama, K Watanabe, N. Ashikawa, H. Chikaraishi, A. Ejiri, M. Furukawa, T. Fujita, S. Hamaguchi, H. Igami, M. Isobe, S. Masuzaki, T. Morisaki, G. Motojima, K. Nagasaki, H. Nakano, Y. Oya, Y. Suzuki, R. Sakamoto, M. Sakamoto, A. Sanpei, H. Takahashi, M. Tokitani, Y. Ueda, Y. Yoshimura, S. Yamamoto, K. Nishimura, H. Sugama, T. Yamamoto, H. Idei, A. Isayama, S. Kitajima, S. Masamune, K. Shinohara, P Bawankar, Elodie Bernard, M. von Berkel, H. Funaba, X Huang, T. Ii, T. Ido, K. Ikeda, S. Kamio, R. Kumazawa, C. Moon, S. Muto, J. Miyazawa, T. Ming, Y. Nakamura, S. Nishimura, K. Ogawa, T. Ozaki, T. Oishi, M. Ohno, S. Pandya, R. Seki, R. Sano, K. Saito, H. Sakaue, Y. Takemura, K. Tsumori, N. Tamura, H. Tanaka, K. Toi, B. Wieland, I. Yamada, R. Yasuhara, H. Zhang, O. Kaneko, A. Komori

2024-05-30

Nature Communications, 2015, 6 (1), pp.5816. ⟨10.1038/ncomms6816⟩

Temperature impact on W surface exposed to He plasma in LHD and its consequences for the material properties

Elodie Bernard, R. Sakamoto, N. Yoshida, H. Yamada

2024-05-30

Journal of Nuclear Materials, 2015, 463, pp.316-319. ⟨10.1016/j.jnucmat.2014.11.041⟩

Overview of transport and MHD stability study: focusing on the impact of magnetic field topology in the Large Helical Device

K. Ida, K. Nagaoka, S. Inagaki, H. Kasahara, T. Evans, M. Yoshinuma, K. Kamiya, S. Ohdach, M. Osakabe, M. Kobayashi, S. Sudo, K. Itoh, T. Akiyama, M. Emoto, A. Dinklage, X. Du, K. Fujii, M. Goto, T. Goto, M. Hasuo, C. Hidalgo, K. Ichiguchi, A. Ishizawa, M. Jakubowski, G. Kawamura, D. Kato, S. Morita, K. Mukai, I. Murakami, S. Murakami, Y. Narushima, M. Nunami, N. Ohno, N. Pablant, S. Sakakibara, T. Seki, T. Shimozuma, M. Shoji, K. Tanaka, T. Tokuzawa, Y. Todo, H. Wang, M. Yokoyama, H. Yamada, Y. Takeiri, T. Mutoh, S. Imagawa, T. Mito, Y. Nagayama, K.Y. Watanabe, N. Ashikawa, H. Chikaraishi, A. Ejiri, M. Furukawa, T. Fujita, S. Hamaguchi, H. Igami, M. Isobe, S. Masuzaki, T. Morisaki, G. Motojima, K. Nagasaki, H. Nakano, Y. Oya, C. Suzuki, Y. Suzuki, R. Sakamoto, M. Sakamoto, A. Sanpei, H. Takahashi, H. Tsuchiya, M. Tokitani, Y. Ueda, Y. Yoshimura, S. Yamamoto, K. Nishimura, H. Sugama, T. Yamamoto, H. Idei, A. Isayama, S. Kitajima, S. Masamune, K. Shinohara, P.S. Bawankar, Elodie Bernard, M. von Berkel, H. Funaba, X.L. Huang, T. Ii, T. Ido, K. Ikeda, S. Kamio, R. Kumazawa, T. Kobayashi, C. Moon, S. Muto, J. Miyazawa, T. Ming, Y. Nakamura, S. Nishimura, K. Ogawa, T. Ozaki, T. Oishi, M. Ohno, S. Pandya, A. Shimizu, R. Seki, R. Sano, K. Saito, H. Sakaue, Y. Takemura, K. Tsumori, N. Tamura, H. Tanaka, K. Toi, B. Wieland, I. Yamada, R. Yasuhara, H. Zhang, O. Kaneko, A. Komori

2024-05-30

Nuclear Fusion, 2015, 55 (10), pp.104018. ⟨10.1088/0029-5515/55/10/104018⟩

GISAXS modelling of helium-induced nano-bubble formation in tungsten and comparison with TEM

Matt Thompson, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Elodie Bernard, Nigel Kirby, Patrick Kluth, Daniel Riley, Cormac Corr

2024-05-30

Journal of Nuclear Materials, 2016, 473, pp.6-12. ⟨10.1016/j.jnucmat.2016.01.038⟩

Surface morphology of tungsten exposed to helium plasma at temperatures below fuzz formation threshold 1073 K

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Elodie Bernard, Arkadi Kreter, Naoaki Yoshida

2024-05-30

Nuclear Fusion, 2017, 57 (1), pp.016040. ⟨10.1088/1741-4326/57/1/016040⟩