A PhD position is open at Aix-Marseille University (France) in the area of gas/surface interaction for fusion devices of the tokamak type. The PhD work concerns experimental studies of various molecules, atoms and ions bombarding tungsten, the candidate material for the heat and particles exhaust component (divertor) of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) under construction near Marseille (Cadarache, France).
Various PhD positions are proposed by IRFM (Institute for Magnetic Fusion Research) in Cadarache.
The candidate must have skills in physics, modelling and code development. A background in magnetic fusion and/or optimization algorithms is an advantage.