Posted on: 6th December 2016


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The Swiss Plasma Center (SPC) coordinates all activities in plasma physics and fusion in Switzerland. SPC is affiliated with the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the Swiss member of the EUROfusion Consortium.

Research lines followed at SPC
• Scientific exploitation of the TCV tokamak
• Theoretical and numerical simulation research that support TCV experiments and contribute towards the understanding of different aspects of fusion plasmas
• Research using TORPEX, a specialised device that can provide insights into basic plasma physics of interest for magnetic fusion and also space and astrophysical plasmas
• Superconducting cable tests for ITER and high temperature superconductor developments for DEMO by using the high B-field and high current test facilities SULTAN and EDIPO, located at the Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen
• Contribution to several contracts with ITER and Fusion for Energy (F4E), on a range of topics, from all components of the microwave heating system ECH to plasma control
• International collaboration, which includes activities at JET and other European tokamaks