Swiss Plasma Center

Plasma in the RAID device

Plasma in the RAID device

Our Mission: shaping the Sun’s energy on Earth

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.


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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

Prototype mitre bends of the ex-vessel waveguide system for the ITER upper launcher: Thermal hydraulic simulations and experiments with off-center mm-wave beams

A. Xydou; T. Goodman; R. Chavan; M. Vagnoni; H. Torreblanca Quiroz et al. 

Fusion Engineering and Design. 2021-03-31. Vol. 170, p. 112457. DOI : 10.1016/j.fusengdes.2021.112457.

Impact of the new TCV baffled divertor upgrade on pedestal structure and performance

U. Sheikh; M. Dunne; L. Frassinetti; B. Labit; P. Blanchard et al. 

Nuclear Materials and Energy. 2021. Vol. 26, p. 100933. DOI : 10.1016/j.nme.2021.100933.

Experimental study of extended timescale dynamics of a plasma wakefield driven by a self-modulated proton bunch

J. Chappell; E. Adli; R. Agnello; M. Aladi; Y. Andrebe et al. 

Physical Review Accelerators And Beams. 2021-01-05. Vol. 24, num. 1, p. 011301. DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.24.011301.

Approaching detachment in I-mode-response of core confinement and the edge pedestal in the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak

T. Happel; M. L. Reinke; D. Silvagni; M. Bernert; O. Grover et al. 

Nuclear Fusion. 2021-03-01. Vol. 61, num. 3, p. 036026. DOI : 10.1088/1741-4326/abd7b7.

Neural-network accelerated coupled core-pedestal simulations with self-consistent transport of impurities and compatible with ITER IMAS

O. Meneghini; G. Snoep; B. C. Lyons; J. McClenaghan; C. S. Imai et al. 

Nuclear Fusion. 2021-02-01. Vol. 61, num. 2, p. 026006. DOI : 10.1088/1741-4326/abb918.

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