Research infrastructure

Physics and engineering sciences

Research infrastructure

Physics and engineering sciences

ITER and EUROfusion

Experimental facility for fusion research being constructed in France and the European consortium within fusion research.

Today’s fusion research focuses on preparing for the future ITER facility and the proposed demonstration facility DEMO. In Europe, the research is conducted at what is currently the largest fusion facility, JET in the United Kingdom. Research is also carried out in medium-sized and small experiments, both national and international, and through theoretical research and modelling.

Advances in fusion research have recently been made, for example through results from JET that show it is possible to create highly effective fusion plasma with an ITER-like (tungsten/beryllium) wall. Swedish fusion researchers form a research unit within the Euratom-funded consortium. The researchers get access to Europe’s most important facilities through the membership of EUROfusion, which allocates research and development tasks to its members in competition.

The development of infrastructure for ITER is allocated by the organisation Fusion for Energy (F4E). The infrastructure stimulates high-quality research within areas such as plasma diagnostics, analysis of the components that are to withstand the plasma, plasma control and integrated modelling.

PubliSHED ON 18 October 2018

UpDATED ON 19 November 2019

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This infrastructure is funded by the Swedish Research Council.