Posted on: 21st December 2016

The contribution of the Swedish Research Unit to the Euratom programme is carried out by way of a Contract of Association between the Swedish Research Council (VR) and Euratom. The Swedish fusion research unit encompasses a range of competencies that are important for the ITER project and the basic goal of the Association is to make important contributions to the ITER project and to the long term aim of achieving a prototype fusion reactor.

Main research themes
Fusion research in the Swedish RU is mainly carried out at universities and is focused on fundamental research in areas such as transport of articles and energy, plasma stability (including active control of instabilities), heating (mainly Ion Cyclotron Resonant Heating), energetic particle physics, plasma wall interaction, and diagnostic development and implementations, in particular spectroscopy and neutron diagnostics. The research includes both experimental and theoretical work with a strong element of modelling, including innovative methods, and computer code development.