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

Integration concept of an Electron Cyclotron System in DEMO

T. Franke; G. Aiello; K. Avramidis; C. Bachmann; B. Baiocchi et al. 

Fusion Engineering And Design. 2021-07-01. Vol. 168, p. 112653. DOI : 10.1016/j.fusengdes.2021.112653.

Numerics and computation in gyrokinetic simulations of electromagnetic turbulence with global particle-in-cell codes

A. Mishchenko; A. Biancalani; A. Bottino; T. Hayward-Schneider; P. Lauber et al. 

Plasma Physics And Controlled Fusion. 2021-08-01. Vol. 63, num. 8, p. 084007. DOI : 10.1088/1361-6587/ac0bcb.

Computation of multi-region, relaxed magnetohydrodynamic equilibria with prescribed toroidal current profile

A. Baillod; J. Loizu; Z. Qu; A. Kumar; J. Graves 

Journal of Plasma Physics. 2021-07-12. Vol. 87, num. 4. DOI : 10.1017/S0022377821000520.

Vibrational excitation and dissociation of deuterium molecule by electron impact

V. Laporta; R. Agnello; G. Fubiani; I. Furno; C. Hill et al. 

Plasma Physics And Controlled Fusion. 2021-08-01. Vol. 63, num. 8, p. 085006. DOI : 10.1088/1361-6587/ac0163.

Divertor closure effects on the TCV boundary plasma

O. Fevrier; H. Reimerdes; C. Theiler; D. Brida; C. Colandrea et al. 

Nuclear Materials And Energy. 2021-06-01. Vol. 27, p. 100977. DOI : 10.1016/j.nme.2021.100977.

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