Posted on: 11th December 2016


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IPFN, the Institute for Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion, is in charge of implementing the fusion programme in Portugal. IPFN is a Research Unit of Instituto Superior Técnico, the science and engineering faculty of the University of Lisbon. With a staff of more than 150, it is also the country’s largest physics research unit.

Core Research Areas
• Controlled nuclear fusion
• Plasma technologies and intense lasers
In fusion, the main areas of expertise of its researchers include plasma diagnostics, control and data acquisition systems for large-scale experiments, remote handling in fusion environments, fusion theory, modelling and numerical studies, operation of magnetic fusion devices, plasma engineering and systems integration, neutronics and processing and characterisation of fusion-relevant materials.