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.
Joaquim Loizu granted the IUPAP 2020 Prize in plasma physics
Joaquim Loizu, a researcher at EPFL’s Swiss Plasma Center, is the recipient of IUPAP’s (International Union of pure and applied physics) 2020 Young Scientist Prize in plasma physics. This prize is awarded annually to a young international scientist for outstanding research.
Heat loss control method in fusion reactors in Nature Communications
The core of a fusion reactor is incredibly hot. Hydrogen that inevitably escapes from it must be cooled on its way to the wall, as otherwise, the reactor wall would be damaged. Researchers from the Dutch institute DIFFER and EPFL’s Swiss Plasma Center have developed a strict measurement and control method for the cooling of very hot particles escaping from fusion plasmas. This milestone for fusion research is published in Nature Communications.
The last 5 papers of the Swiss Plasma Center
Real-time applications of Electron Cyclotron Emission interferometry for disruption avoidance during the plasma current ramp-up phase at JETFusion Engineering And Design. 2020-12-01. Vol. 161, p. 111934. DOI : 10.1016/j.fusengdes.2020.111934.
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.
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