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.
2020 Nuclear Fusion journal award to Prof. Christian Theiler
Prof. Christian Theiler received the IAEA's Nuclear Fusion Journal Award 2020 for his paper presenting ‘Results from recent detachment experiments in alternative divertor configurations on TCV’.
Welcome MAST Upgrade, a new fusion device !
On October 29th, 2020, MAST Upgrade, UK’s new fusion experimental device, came to life. Inside the machine’s vessel, hydrogen was heated into a plasma hotter than the temperature in the center of the Sun. The Swiss Plasma Center congratulates the MAST Upgrade team and looks forward to future scientific collaborations.
Swiss Plasma Center trains researchers to harness the sun's energy
Holder of a recent PHD from the EPFL Swiss Plasma Center, Riccardo Agnello is now working for the nuclear fusion reactor ITER. The Swiss Plasma Center is making a major contribution to this enormous international project, which holds out great hope for clean, abundant energy without long-term radioactive waste.
The last 5 papers of the Swiss Plasma Center
Imaging spectropolarimetry for magnetic field diagnostics in solar prominencesAstronomy & Astrophysics. 2020-12-04. Vol. 644, p. A89. DOI : 10.1051/0004-6361/202037931.
Four-dimensional drift-kinetic model for scrape-off layer plasmasPhysics Of Plasmas. 2020-11-01. Vol. 27, num. 11, p. 112502. DOI : 10.1063/5.0024968.
Generation and observation of fast deuterium ions and fusion-born alpha particles in JET D-He-3 plasmas with the 3-ion radio-frequency heating scenarioNuclear Fusion. 2020-12-01. Vol. 60, num. 12, p. 124006. DOI : 10.1088/1741-4326/abb95d.
Code Integration, Data Verification, and Models Validation Using the ITER Integrated Modeling and Analysis System (IMAS) in EUROfusionFusion Science And Technology. 2020-11-05. DOI : 10.1080/15361055.2020.1819751.
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