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.

SPC Research Lines


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 Swiss Plasma Center conducts a variety of outreach initiatives, encompassing visits of the Center, conferences given on-site or outside, as well as the publication of printed or electronic documents for the general public

The last 5 papers of the Swiss Plasma Center

Modelling electronic transport in monocrystalline metal oxide gas sensors: from the surface kinetics to the experimental response

R. Guarino; F. Mo; Y. Ardesi; A. Gaiardo; M. Tonezzer et al. 

[To be published in]. 2022-06-20. DOI : 10.2139/ssrn.4141275.

Large Area Diamond Disk Growth Experiments and Thermomechanical Investigations for the Broadband Brewster Window in DEMO

G. Aiello; K. A. Avramidis; T. Franke; G. Gantenbein; J. Jelonnek et al. 

IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices. 2021-06-22. Vol. 68, num. 9, p. 4669-4674. DOI : 10.1109/TED.2021.3088077.

A FAIR based approach to data sharing in Europe

P. Strand; D. P. Coster; M. Plociennik; S. de Witt; I. A. Klampanos et al. 

Plasma Physics And Controlled Fusion. 2022-10-01. Vol. 64, num. 10, p. 104001. DOI : 10.1088/1361-6587/ac8618.

Effects of the parallel flow shear on the ITG-driven turbulent transport in tokamak plasmas

S. Mazzi; Y. Camenen; J. Garcia; D. Zarzoso; D. Frigione et al. 

Nuclear Fusion. 2022-09-01. Vol. 62, num. 9, p. 096024. DOI : 10.1088/1741-4326/ac7ac2.

Runaway dynamics in tokamak disruptions with current relaxation

I. Pusztai; M. Hoppe; O. Vallhagen 

Journal Of Plasma Physics. 2022-08-18. Vol. 88, num. 4, p. 905880409. DOI : 10.1017/S0022377822000733.


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