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

Advantages and Limitations of Surface Analysis Techniques on Plasma-Treated Arabidopsis thaliana Seeds

A. Waskow; A. Howling; I. Furno 

Frontiers in Materials. 2021. Vol. 8, p. 1-7, 642099. DOI : 10.3389/fmats.2021.642099.

Theory-based scaling laws of near and far scrape-off layer widths in single-null L-mode discharges

M. Giacomin; A. Stagni; P. Ricci; J. A. Boedo; J. Horacek et al. 

Nuclear Fusion. 2021-04-16. DOI : 10.1088/1741-4326/abf8f6.

Isotope dependence of the type I ELMy H-mode pedestal in JET-ILW hydrogen and deuterium plasmas

L. Horvath; C. F. Maggi; A. Chankin; S. Saarelma; A. R. Field et al. 

Nuclear Fusion. 2021-04-01. Vol. 61, num. 4, p. 046015. DOI : 10.1088/1741-4326/abdd77.

Nonlocal effects in negative triangularity TCV plasmas

G. Merlo; Z. Huang; C. Marini; S. Brunner; S. Coda et al. 

Plasma Physics And Controlled Fusion. 2021-04-01. Vol. 63, num. 4, p. 044001. DOI : 10.1088/1361-6587/abe39d.

Neural network surrogate of QuaLiKiz using JET experimental data to populate training space

A. Ho; J. Citrin; C. Bourdelle; Y. Camenen; F. J. Casson et al. 

Physics Of Plasmas. 2021-03-01. Vol. 28, num. 3, p. 032305. DOI : 10.1063/5.0038290.

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