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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

Non-Uniform Splines for Semi-Lagrangian Kinetic Simulations of the Plasma Sheath

Emily Bourne, Yann Munschy, Virginie Grandgirard, Michel Mehrenberger, Philippe Ghendrih

2022-08-09

2022

Scaling laws of density fluctuations at high-k on Tore Supra

P. Hennequin, R Sabot, C Honoré, G Hoang, X Garbet, A Truc, C Fenzi, A Quéméneur

2022-08-02

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, IOP Publishing, 2004, 46 (12B), pp.B121 - B133. ⟨10.1088/0741-3335/46/12b/011⟩

Fluctuation spectra and velocity profile from Doppler backscattering on Tore Supra

P. Hennequin, C Honoré, A Truc, A Quéméneur, C Fenzi-Bonizec, C Bourdelle, X Garbet, G.T Hoang, The Tore Supra Team

2022-08-01

Nuclear Fusion, IOP Publishing, 2006, 46 (9), pp.S771-S779. ⟨10.1088/0029-5515/46/9/S12⟩

Operating a full tungsten actively cooled tokamak: overview of WEST first phase of operation

J. Bucalossi, J. Achard, O. Agullo, T. Alarcon, L. Allegretti, H. Ancher, G. Antar, S. Antusch, V. Anzallo, C. Arnas, D. Arranger, J.F. Artaud, M.H. Aumeunier, S.G. Baek, X. Bai, J. Balbin, C. Balorin, T. Barbui, A. Barbuti, J. Barlerin, V. Basiuk, T. Batal, O. Baulaigue, A. Bec, M. Bécoulet, E. Benoit, E. Benard, J.M. Benard, N. Bertelli, E. Bertrand, P. Beyer, J. Bielecki, P. Bienvenu, R. Bisson, V. Bobkov, G. Bodner, C. Bottereau, C. Bouchand, F. Bouquey, C. Bourdelle, J. Bourg, S. Brezinsek, F. Brochard, C. Brun, V. Bruno, H. Bufferand, A. Bureau, S. Burles, Y. Camenen, B. Cantone, E. Caprin, S. Carpentier, G. Caulier, N. Chanet, O. Chellai, Y. Chen, M. Chernyshova, P. Chmielewski, W. Choe, A. Chomiczewska, G. Ciraolo, F. Clairet, J. Coenen, L. Colas, G. Colledani, J. Colnel, P. Coquillat, E. Corbel, Y. Corre, S. Costea, X. Courtois, T. Czarski, R. Daniel, J. Daumas, M. de Combarieu, G. de Temmerman, P. de Vries, C. Dechelle, F. Deguara, R. Dejarnac, J.M. Delaplanche, L.F. Delgado-Aparicio, E. Delmas, L. Delpech, C. Desgranges, P. Devynck, S. Di Genova, R. Diab, A. Diallo, M. Diez, G. Dif-Pradalier, M. Dimitrova, B. Ding, T. Dittmar, L. Doceul, M. Domenes, D. Douai, H. Dougnac, X. Duan, L. Dubus, N. Dumas, R. Dumont, F. Durand, A. Durif, A. Durocher, F. Durodié, A. Ekedahl, D. Elbeze, S. Ertmer, A. Escarguel, F. Escourbiac, K. Ezato, F. Faisse, N. Faure, N. Fedorczak, P. Fejoz, C. Fenzi-Bonizec, F. Ferlay, M. Firdaouss, L. Fleury, D. Flouquet, A. Gallo, Y. Gao, X. Garbet, J. Garcia, J.L. Gardarein, L. Gargiulo, P. Garibaldi, S. Garitta, J. Gaspar, E. Gauthier, P. Gavila, S. Gazzotti, F. Gely, M. Geynet, S. Gharafi, P. Ghendrih, I. Giacalone, C. Gil, S. Ginoux, S. Girard, E. Giroux, G. Giruzzi, C. Goletto, M. Goniche, T. Gray, E. Grelier, H. Greuner, E. Grigore, C. Grisolia, A. Grosjean, A. Grosman, D. Guibert, D. Guilhem, C. Guillemaut, B. Guillermin, R. Guirlet, J.P. Gunn, Y. Gunsu, T. Gyergyek, A. Hakola, J. Harris, J.C. Hatchressian, W. Helou, P. Hennequin, C. Hernandez, K. Hill, J. Hillairet, T. Hirai, G.T. Hoang, M. Houry, T. Hutter, F. Imbeaux, N. Imbert, I. Ivanova-Stanik, R. Jalageas, A. Jardin, L. Jaubert, G. Jiolat, A. Jonas, P. Joubert, A. Kirschner, C. Klepper, M. Komm, M. Koubiti, J. Kovacic, M. Kozeiha, K. Krieger, K. Krol, B. Lacroix, L. Laguardia, V. Lamaison, H. Laqua, C. Lau, Y. Lausenaz, R. Lé, M. Le Bohec, N. Lefevre, N. Lemoine, E. Lerche, M. Lewerentz, Y. Li, M. Li, A. Liang, P. Linczuk, C. Linsmeier, M. Lipa, X. Litaudon, X. Liu, J. Llorens, T. Loarer, A. Loarte, T. Loewenhoff, G. Lombard, J. Lore, P. Lorenzetto, P. Lotte, M. Lozano, B. Lu, R. Lunsford, G. Luo, P. Magaud, P. Maget, J.F. Mahieu, P. Maini, P. Malard, K. Malinowski, P. Manas, L. Manenc, Y. Marandet, J.L. Marechal, S. Marek, C. Martin, E. Martin, A. Martinez, P. Martino, D. Mazon, P. Messina, L. Meunier, D. Midou, Y. Mineo, M. Missilian, R. Mitteau, B. Mitu, P. Mollard, V. Moncada, T. Mondiere, J. Morales, M. Moreau, P. Moreau, Y Moudden, G. Moureau, D. Mouyon, M. Muraglia, A. Nagy, T. Nakano, E. Nardon, A. Neff, F. Nespoli, J. Nichols, S. Nicollet, R. Nouailletas, M. Ono, V. Ostuni, C. Parish, H. Park, H. Parrat, J.Y. Pascal, B. Pégourié, F.P. Pellissier, Y. Peneliau, M. Peret, Y. Peysson, E. Pignoly, G. Pintsuk, R. Pitts, C. Pocheau, C. Portafaix, M. Poulos, P. Prochet, A. Puig Sitjes, M. Rasinski, G. Raup, X. Regal-Mezin, C. Reux, B. Riccardi, J. Rice, M. Richou, F. Rigollet, H. Roche, J. Romazanov, C. Ruset, R. Sabot, A. Saille, R. Sakamoto, T. Salmon, F. Samaille, A. Santagiustina, B. Santraine, Y. Sarazin, E. Serre, H. Shin, S. Shiraiwai, Ja. Signoret, Je. Signoret, A. Simonin, O. Skalli Fettachi, Y. Song, A. Spring, P. Spuig, S. Sridhar, B. Stratton, C. Talatizi, P. Tamain, R. Tatali, M. Téna, A. Torre, L. Toulouse, J.M. Travère, W. Treutterer, E. Tsitrone, E. Unterberg, G. Urbanczyk, D. van Eester, G. van Rooij, S. Vartanian, J.M. Verger, L. Vermare, D. Vézinet, N. Vignal, B. Vincent, S. Vives, D. Volpe, G. Wallace, E. Wang, L. Wang, Yi. Wang, Yo. Wang, T. Wauters, B. Wirth, M. Wirtz, A. Wojenski, J. Wright, M. Xu, Q. Yang, H. Yang, B. Zago, B. Zhang, X. Zhang, X. Zou

2022-08-01

Nuclear Fusion, IOP Publishing, 2022, 62 (4), pp.042007. ⟨10.1088/1741-4326/ac2525⟩

Validation of edge turbulence codes against the TCV-X21 diverted L-mode reference case

D.S. Oliveira, T. Body, D. Galassi, C. Theiler, E. Laribi, P. Tamain, A. Stegmeir, M. Giacomin, W. Zholobenko, P. Ricci, H. Bufferand, J.A. Boedo, G. Ciraolo, C. Colandrea, D. Coster, H. de Oliveira, G. Fourestey, S. Gorno, F. Imbeaux, F. Jenko, V. Naulin, N. Offeddu, H. Reimerdes, E. Serre, C.K. Tsui, N. Varini, N. Vianello, M. Wiesenberger, C. Wüthrich

2022-08-01

Nuclear Fusion, IOP Publishing, 2022, 62 (9), pp.096001. ⟨10.1088/1741-4326/ac4cde⟩

Unraveling the competition/synergy between turbulence and 3D magnetic perturbations

Robin Varennes, Xavier Garbet, Laure Vermare, Yanick Sarazin, Guilhem Dif-Pradalier, Virginie Grandgirard, Philippe Ghendrih, Peter Donnel, Mathieu Peret, Kevin Obrejan, Emilie Bourne

2022-08-01

48TH EPS conference on plasma physics, Jun 2022, Maastricht (virtual event), Netherlands

New advances to prepare GYSELA-X code for exascale global gyrokinetic plasma turbulence simulations: porting on GPU and ARM architectures

Virginie Grandgirard, Kevin Obrejan, Dorian Midou, Y Asahi, P-E Bernard, J Bigot, E Bourne, J Dechard, G Dif- Pradalier, P Donnel, X Garbet, A Gueroudji, G Hager, H Murai, Y Ould-Ruis, T Padioleau, L Nguyen, M Peybernes, Y Sarazin, M Sato, M Tsuji, P Vezolle

2022-08-01

PASC22 Conference - The Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM); the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS), Jun 2022, Bâle (virtual event), Switzerland

2D X-ray spectrometer on WEST: diffracting crystal study and first temperature profiles

Adrien Da ROS, D Vezinet, G Colledani, F Bombarda, V de Leo

2022-08-01

48TH EPS conference plasma physics, Jun 2022, Maastricht (virtual event), Netherlands. 2022

ICRF heating and turbulent transport modelling of the WEST L-mode plasma using ETS: interpretative and predictive code validation

P Huynh, E Lerche, D van Eester, J Garcia, G Frazzoli, P Maget, J Artaud, J Ferreira, T Johnson, D Yadykin, P Strand

2022-08-01

48th EPS conference on plasma physics, Jun 2022, Maastricht (Virtual event), Netherlands

ICRF heating and turbulent transport modelling of the WEST L-mode plasma using ets: interpretative and predictive codevalidation

Philippe Huynh, E. Lerche, D. Van Eester, Jeronimo Garcia, Frazzoli G, Patrick Maget, Jean François Artaud, Ferreira J., Johnson T., D. Yadykin, Pär Strand

2022-08-02

48th EPS Conference on plasma physics, Jun 2022, Maastricht (virtual event), Netherlands