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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

Biokinetics and internal dosimetry of tritiated steel particles

Rachel Smith, Michele Ellender, Chang Guo, Derek Hammond, Adam Laycock, Martin Leonard, Matthew Wright, Michael Davidson, Véronique Malard, Mickaël Payet, Christian Grisolia, Eric Blanchardon

2023-02-01

Toxics, 2022, 10 (10), pp.602. ⟨10.3390/toxics10100602⟩

Influence of boundary conditions on 2D interchange turbulence simulations

R. Futtersack, P. Tamain, Gerjan Hagelaar, Ph. Ghendrih, Jean-Pierre Boeuf, A. Simonin

2023-01-31

CCT11 Conference on Chaos, Complexity and Transport, Marseilles, France, 2011, Marseilles, France

Modelling of a high power ICP source for negative ion production

Gerjan Hagelaar, A. Simonin, Jean-Pierre Boeuf

2023-01-31

ISPC-18: International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Kyoto, Japan, 2007, Kyoto, Japan

Plasma properties of the CYBELE negative ion source for fusion applications : PIC simulations and experiments

Jean-Pierre Boeuf, Gwenael Fubiani, S. Béchu, P. Garibaldi, C. Grand, A. Simonin

2023-01-24

42nd International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS 2015), May 24-28, 2015, Belek, Antalya (TURKEY), 2015, Belek, Turkey

Physics and Modelling of a Negative Ion Source Prototype for the ITER Neutral Beam Injection

Jean-Pierre Boeuf, Gwenael Fubiani, Gerjan Hagelaar, Leanne C. Pitchford, Pierre Sarrailh, A. Simonin

2023-01-24

23rd IAEA Conference on Fusion Energy, Daejeon, SOUTH KOREA, 2010, Daejeon, South Korea

Modeling of a high power RF discharge

Gwenael Fubiani, Jean-Pierre Boeuf, Gerjan Hagelaar, Stanimir Kolev, A. Simonin

2023-01-24

NIBS 2008 : 1st International Conference on Negative Ions, Beams and Sources Aix-en-Provence, France, 2009, Aix-en-Provence, France

Secondary emission effects in the ITER negative ion electrostatic accelerator

Gwenael Fubiani, H.P.L. De Esch, R. Hemsworth, A. Simonin

2023-01-24

NIBS 2008 : 1st International Conference on Negative Ions, Beams and Sources Aix-en-Provence, France, 2009, Aix-en-Provence, France

Modelling of secondary emission processes in the ITER negative ion based electrostatic accelerator

Gwenael Fubiani, H.P.L. De Esch, R. Hemsworth, A. Simonin

2023-01-24

19th ESCAMPIG: Europhysics Conference on the Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases Granada, Spain., 2008, Granada, Spain

Non-uniform meshes in gyrokinetic simulations

Bourne Emily, Grandgirard V., Munschy Y., Leleux P., Kruse C., Kormann K.

2023-01-23

NumKin 2022 - Numerical methods for the kinetic equations of plasma physics, Eric Sonnendrücker, Nov 2022, Garching, Germany

Deuterium-tritium experiments in JET with the ITER-like wall

Jeronimo Garcia

2023-01-23

AAPPS DPP 2022 - 6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Plasma Physics, Oct 2022, Online Conference (Tokyo), Japan