Our research results at the 44th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics

The 44th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, from the 26th to the 30th of June, 2017. It  is the largest annual conference in the field organized in Europe, with more than 600 delegates each year.

This year our group members Mervi Mantsinen, Shimpei Futatani and Nathan Oliveira de Lopes participated in the conference.

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Fusion in our energy future according to TV series El dia de demà

On Monday 26th June, the Catalan TV Channel 33 interviewed our group leader Prof. Mervi Mantsinen regarding to the prospects of fusion energy and its potential impact on society.

The programme was a part of the documentary series El dia de demà which investigates and discusses many possible future scenarios through the point of view of experts. The topics treated in the various programmes of the series are various, ranging from education to energy sources.

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Our Nature Physics paper in the BSC News

Interior view of Alcator C-Mod (left) and JET (right) tokamak reactors where experiments reported in the Nature Physics paper were carried out. Source: Plasma Science and Fusion Center, MIT and EUROfusion.

Our group members Mervi Mantsinen and Dani Gallart have participated in the paper “Efficient generation of energetic ions in multi-ion plasmas by radio-frequency heating”, currently available as Advance Online Publication on the Nature Physics website.

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First first-principles-based simulation of a transition to high-confinement fusion plasma on Titan supercomputer

Simulation was performed on the Titan supercomputer. Source: Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.

For the first time, scientists have been able to simulate the spontaneous transition of turbulence at the edge of a fusion plasma to the high-confinement mode (H-mode) that sustains fusion reactions. The detailed simulation is the first basic physics, or first-principles-based, modeling with few simplifying assumptions.

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BSC Fusion Results at the RF Topical Conference

This week our group members Dani Gallart and Mervi Mantsinen presented their research results at the 22nd Topical Conference on Radiofrequency Power in Plasmas.

The conference was held in the sunny town of Aix-en-Provence in south of France and was organized by the IRFM (Institut de Recherche sur la Fusion par confinement Magnétique) of the CEA Physical Science Division.

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Fusion Group participates in PRACEdays17 and wins the best poster award

Felipe Nathan de Oliveira receives the PRACE Best Poster award.

From May the 15th to the 18th, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center held the European HPC Summit Week 2017 and the PRACEdays17, an event focused on the usage of High Performance Computing in the industry and the academia.

We are particularly pleased to report that our Master student Felipe Nathan de Oliveira won the PRACE award for the best poster. His work entitled “Nonlinear electromagnetic stabilization of ITG micro-turbulence by ICRF-driven fast ions in ASDEX Upgrade” was short-listed for the presentation on May the 16th with other two candidates.

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