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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
    And Much More...

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

Design and manufacturing of bulk tungsten tiles for WEST outer limiter

M. Firdaouss, P. Chappuis, S. Gazzotti, M. Lipa, C. Portafaix, M. Diez

2022-09-26

Fusion Engineering and Design, Elsevier, 2020, 160, pp.112000. ⟨10.1016/j.fusengdes.2020.112000⟩

Characterizing W sources in the all-W wall, all-RF WEST tokamak environment

C Klepper, E Unterberg, Y Marandet, D Curreli, A Grosjean, J Harris, C Johnson, A Gallo, M Goniche, Ch Guillemaut, J Gunn, M Raghunathan, E Tsitrone, G Ciraolo, L Colas, D Donovan, A Ekedahl, D Easley, G Urbanczyk

2022-09-26

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, IOP Publishing, 2022, 64 (10), pp.104008. ⟨10.1088/1361-6587/ac8acc⟩

Using LVIC in current mode for energy spectrum reconstruction: Experiments and validation

D Mazon, D Colette, E Soudet, P Malard, M Walsh, M Moreau, A Jardin

2022-09-23

Review of Scientific Instruments, American Institute of Physics, In press

Using LVIC in current mode for energy spectrum reconstruction: experiments and validation

D Mazon, D Colette, E Soudet, P Malard, M Walsh, M Moreau

2022-09-23

High-Temperature Plasma Diagnostics Conference 2022, May 2022, Rochester, United States

Numerical modeling of the impact of leakage under divertor baffle in WEST

Hao Yang, Guido Ciraolo, Hugo Bufferand, Jérôme Bucalossi, Nicolas Fedorczak, Patrick Tamain, G. Falchetto, Nicolas Rivals, J.P. Gunn, Yannick Marandet, Pégourié B., Stéphane Vartanian

2022-09-23

PSI 25 - 25th International Conference on Plasma Surface Interaction in Controlled Fusion Devices, Jun 2022, E-conference, South Korea. 2022, Nuclear Materials and Energy

First wall fluxes in ITER from full vessel edge-plasma simulations

Nicolas Rivals, Patrick Tamain, Y Marandet, X. Bonnin, Hugo Bufferand, G. Falchetto, Hao Yang, Guido Ciraolo, R.A. Pitts

2022-09-23

PSI25 - 25th International Conference on Plasma Surface Interaction in Controlled Fusion Devices, Jun 2022, E-conference, France

Tungsten sources and core contamination in WEST plasmas: from experiments to simulations

N Fedorczak, S Di Genova, C Guillemaut, R Guirlet, L Cappelli, A Gallo, L Colas, J Romazanov, S Brezinsek, Y Marandet, H Bufferand, H Yang, G Ciraolo, E Serre, E Unterberg, C Klepper, C Johnson, D Donovan, S Kosslow, J Maker, A Grosjean, E Tsitrone, J Bucalossi

2022-09-23

OSI25 - 25th International Conference on Plasma Surface Interaction in Controlled Fusion Devices, Jun 2022, E-Conference, South Korea

Treatment of polar grid singularities in the bi-cubic Hermite-Bézier approximations: isoparametric finite element framework

Ashish Bhole, Boniface Nkonga, Stanislas Pamela, Guido Huijsmans, Matthias Hoelzl

2022-09-21

2022

Investigation of the Extreme-UV background emission in WEST tokamak

M. Boumendjel, R. Guirlet, C. Desgranges, J. Schwob, P. Mandelbaum, E. Popov, O. Peyrusse

2022-09-19

48th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Jun 2022, E-Conference, Netherlands

Cyto-genotoxicity of tritiated stainless steel and cement particles in human lung cell models

Yordenca Lamartiniere, Danielle Slomberg, Michaël Payet, Virginie Tassistro, Alice Mentana, Giorgio Baiocco, Jerome Rose, Laurence Lebaron-Jacobs, Christian Grisolia, Véronique Malard, Thierry Orsière

2022-09-13

International Journal of Molecular Sciences, MDPI, 2022, 23 (18), pp.10398. ⟨10.3390/ijms231810398⟩