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.

Research

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

Education

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 last 5 papers of the Swiss Plasma Center

Scoping the characteristics and benefits of a connected double-null configuration for power exhaust in EU-DEMO

L. Aho-Mantila; F. Subba; D. P. Coster; L. Xiang; F. Militello et al. 

Nuclear Materials And Energy. 2021-03-01. Vol. 26, p. 100886. DOI : 10.1016/j.nme.2020.100886.

A study of the influence of plasma-molecule interactions on particle balance during detachment

K. Verhaegh; B. Lipschultz; J. Harrison; B. Duval; C. Bowman et al. 

Nuclear Materials And Energy. 2021-03-01. Vol. 26, p. 100922. DOI : 10.1016/j.nme.2021.100922.

Measurement of the 2D emission profiles of hydrogen and impurity ions in the TCV divertor

A. Perek; B. L. Linehan; M. Wensing; K. Verhaegh; I. G. J. Classen et al. 

Nuclear Materials And Energy. 2021-03-01. Vol. 26, p. 100858. DOI : 10.1016/j.nme.2020.100858.

Real-time feedback control system for ADITYA-U horizontal plasma position stabilisation

R. Kumar; P. Gautam; S. Gupta; R. L. Tanna; P. Edappala et al. 

Fusion Engineering And Design. 2021-04-01. Vol. 165, p. 112218. DOI : 10.1016/j.fusengdes.2020.112218.

Fluid-dynamic and thermo-mechanical analyses of the Monoblock Mitre Bend for the ITER electron cyclotron Upper launcher

A. Mas Sanchez; R. Chavan; D. Dall’Acqua; M. Gagliardi; T. Goodman et al. 

Fusion Engineering And Design. 2021-04-01. Vol. 165, p. 112212. DOI : 10.1016/j.fusengdes.2020.112212.

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