05-01-2024
One of the challenges in the development of fusion energy is the simultaneous achievement of high fusion power and its control over very long durations.
25-01-2022
The fibered LIBS (Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy) technique was tested for the first time in the vacuum chamber of a fusion machine by the CEA and CORIA (Complexe de Recherche Interprofessionnel en Aérothermochimie, Rouen) teams.
22-12-2020
Scientists at IRFM are studying the issue of Tungsten atom transport. This material that covers the walls of the tokamak vacuum chamber should not contaminate the plasma.
30-08-2018
For the first time, the tritium/hydrogen isotopic ratio of a gas has been measured in a glove box, in the Tritium Labelling Laboratory (LMT) at CEA Saclay.
22-06-2018
A new infrared thermography system has been installed in the WEST tokamak to observe the thermal scene of the first wall and components in a wide-angle tangential view of the poloidal cross-section. 
13-01-2018
On the 18th of December 2017 current was raised in the divertor coils and the very first X-point plasma was obtained in the WEST tokamak.
05-04-2016
A complex system of Langmuir probes was designed and manufactured for the WEST divertor for local measurement of plasma flux to target.
16-11-2015
WEST H-mode-like configuration has been investigated using SOLEDGE2D-EIRENE simulation tool. Two cases at high plasma density have been studied : the first one in pure deuterium discharge and the second one with Nitrogen seeding.
01-09-2014
The ITER Organization and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) have entered into a five-year collaboration to operate a new facility that will test the assembly of the ITER magnet components.   The ITER superconducting magnets form the core of the machine.