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.
The latest news
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.
A diaphragm is installed in TCV and delivers promising first results!
A diaphragm made of carbon baffles was installed in the TCV tokamak. The diaphragm separates the hot plasma from the region where particles escaping from the plasma interact with the vessel wall, creating a sort of an exhaust chamber. Initial results show the advantages of the new structure.
The last 5 papers of the Swiss Plasma Center
Ion cyclotron resonance heating scenarios for DEMONuclear Fusion. 2019-10-01. Vol. 59, num. 10, p. 106051. DOI : 10.1088/1741-4326/ab318b.
Interpretative and predictive modelling of Joint European Torus collisionality scansPlasma Physics And Controlled Fusion. 2019-11-01. Vol. 61, num. 11, p. 115004. DOI : 10.1088/1361-6587/ab2f45.
Recurrence Plots for Dynamic Analysis of Type-I ELMs at JET With a Carbon WallIeee Transactions On Plasma Science. 2019-04-01. Vol. 47, num. 4, p. 1871-1877. DOI : 10.1109/TPS.2019.2901313.
Deep neural networks for plasma tomography with applications to JET and COMPASSJournal Of Instrumentation. 2019-09-01. Vol. 14, p. C09011. DOI : 10.1088/1748-0221/14/09/C09011.
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