Posted on: 24th December 2016
Slovakia has been associated with EURATOM since 2000. Fusion research in Slovakia has worked in areas related to plasma-wall interaction, and superconductor testing and development.
The “Combined Magnetron Sputtering and Ion Implantation” technology (CMSII) developed by the Romanian Fusion Association (EURATOM/MEdC) yielded the best quality tungsten coatings that have been used for the tiles of JET’s ITER-like wall.
Bulgaria has been associated with EURATOM since 2000, participating in the fusion R&D programme.
The University of Tartu’s, Institute of Physics coordinates Estonia’s fusion research for EUROfusion. In particular, the research group from the Institute’s Gas Discharge Laboratory have been part of EUROfusion projects.
Dublin City University, specialises in low-temperature plasma physics, where the plasma is not fully ionised and interaction with neutral species is important.
The main tasks of the research team within University of Cyprus have included magnetohydrodynamics, blanket design,
The following research units also coordinate fusion projects for EUROfusion:
Department of Experimental Physics, Comenius University, Slovakia
Institute for Atomic Physics, Romania
Institute of Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, Bulgaria
Institute of Physics, University of Tartu, Estonia
Plasma Research Laboratory, Dublin City University, Ireland
University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
code development for integrated modelling, modelling of transport, particle kinetics and turbulence.