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.
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.
World's largest nuclear fusion reactor ITER begins assembly phase
The world's largest nuclear fusion reactor ITER is now being assembled in the South of France. This major international scientific project is followed up at the EPFL Swiss Plasma Center, one of the world’s top research labs on nuclear fusion.
The last 5 papers of the Swiss Plasma Center
Fast equilibration of silane/hydrogen plasmas in large area RF capacitive reactors monitored by optical emission spectroscopyPlasma Sources Science and Technology. 2007. Vol. 16, num. 4, p. 679. DOI : 10.1088/0963-0252/16/4/001.
Sawtooth control with modulated ICRH in JET-ILW H-mode plasmasNuclear Fusion. 2020-12-01. Vol. 60, num. 12, p. 126037. DOI : 10.1088/1741-4326/abb424.
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