Swiss Plasma Center

Our mission: Shaping the Sun’s energy on Earth

Interior of the TCV tokamak. © A. Herzog, EPFL

The Swiss Plasma Center is one of the world’s leading fusion research laboratories.

Fusion is based on the principle that powers the Sun and it has the potential to provide a solution to humanity’s energy problem.

Through a wide range of research programs, all connected to education and training at different levels, we work to advance our understanding of the physics of plasmas and develop fusion as an energy source.


The Swiss Plasma Center conducts a comprehensive research programme organised in six research lines: Plasma Theory, Basic Plasma Physics, TCV Tokamak Physics, International Collaborations, Superconductivity for Fusion, and Plasma Applications


The Swiss Plasma Center is committed to preparing the next generations of fusion scientists and engineers. We provide education in Physics for students of all levels (Bachelor, Master and Doctoral School) and various sections. We are continuously training around 40 PhD students.

The last 5 papers of the Swiss Plasma Center

Development of an 11-channel multi wavelength imaging diagnostic for divertor plasmas in MAST Upgrade

X. Feng; A. Calcines; R. M. Sharples; B. Lipschultz; A. Perek et al. 

Review Of Scientific Instruments. 2021-06-01. Vol. 92, num. 6, p. 063510. DOI : 10.1063/5.0043533.

Determining 1D fast-ion velocity distribution functions from ion cyclotron emission data using deep neural networks

B. S. Schmidt; M. Salewski; B. Reman; R. O. Dendy; D. Moseev et al. 

Review Of Scientific Instruments. 2021-05-01. Vol. 92, num. 5, p. 053528. DOI : 10.1063/5.0041456.

Updates on Magnet Design For EU-DEMO Reactor: Optimization Studies on TF and CS Systems

L. Zani; F. Bonne; V. Corato; Q. Le Coz; B. Jose et al. 

Ieee Transactions On Applied Superconductivity. 2021-08-01. Vol. 31, num. 5, p. 4202606. DOI : 10.1109/TASC.2021.3068560.

Low-energy electron beam has severe impact on seedling development compared to cold atmospheric pressure plasma

A. Waskow; D. Butscher; G. Oberbossel; D. Kloeti; P. R. von Rohr et al. 

Scientific Reports. 2021-08-12. Vol. 11, num. 1, p. 16373. DOI : 10.1038/s41598-021-95767-0.

SOLPS-ITER validation with TCV L-mode discharges

M. Wensing; H. Reimerdes; O. Fevrier; C. Colandrea; L. Martinelli et al. 

Physics Of Plasmas. 2021-08-01. Vol. 28, num. 8, p. 082508. DOI : 10.1063/5.0056216.

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