Posted on: 22nd December 2016
Sylwester Kaliski Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (IPPLM) based in Warsaw coordinates fusion research in Poland. It has been part of the European fusion programme since 2005 and comprises 11 institutions, including universities, research institutes as well as industrial partners that form the national consortium called New Energy Technologies (Centrum NTE).
Highlights of some of the Polish fusion activities
IPPLM has developed components and diagnostics for JET, W7-X, WEST and codes for fusion devices including DEMO. For example, The COREDIV code developed at IPPLM has been used to study different DEMO scenarios. It regularly organises fusion-related schools and conferences; this includes two flagship events to boost fusion education: Kudowa Summer School “Towards Fusion Energy” and the International Conference on Research and Applications of Plasmas.