The Swiss Plasma Center is one of the world’s leading fusion research laboratories. 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.
Rogério Jorge gets the Physics Doctoral Thesis Award
Rogério Jorge got the award for his thesis entitled ‘A moment-based model for plasma dynamics at arbitrary collisionality’ supervised by Prof. Paolo Ricci at the Swiss Plasma Center and Prof. Nuno Loureiro at the MIT and at the University of Lisbon.
Best Poster Award for P. Blanchard
Dr. Patrick Blanchard received the Best Poster Prize at the Laser Aided Plasma Diagnostics Conference. He presented there the latest improvements in the system installed on the TCV tokamak for the electron temperature and density measurement via Thomson scattering. He also presented the first results obtained with this diagnostic.
Awards and honors for three PhD students
Three PhD students from the SPC were honoured at the annual conference of the Plasma Division of the European Physical Society. M. Wensing received one of the best PhD student poster awards, A. Iantchenko was recommended for the Itoh Project Prize and H. De Oliveira scored highly in the rankings for the best images and videos.
The last 5 papers of the Swiss Plasma Center
DEMO physics challenges beyond ITERFusion Engineering And Design. 2020-07-01. Vol. 156, p. 111603. DOI : 10.1016/j.fusengdes.2020.111603.
Negative ion characterization in a helicon plasma source for fusion neutral beams by cavity ring-down spectroscopy and Langmuir probe laser photodetachmentNuclear Fusion. 2020-02-01. Vol. 60, num. 2, p. 026007. DOI : 10.1088/1741-4326/ab5e64.
Multiwavelength cross-correlation analysis of the simulated cosmic webMonthly Notices Of The Royal Astronomical Society. 2020-06-01. Vol. 494, num. 4, p. 5603-5618. DOI : 10.1093/mnras/staa1032.
Towards large area CVD diamond disks for Brewster-angle windowsFusion Engineering and Design. 2020-06-13. Vol. 157, p. 111818. DOI : 10.1016/j.fusengdes.2020.111818.
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