Europe’s first D-shaped magnet is ready for ITER

View of the first Europe’s TF magnet. A structural steel case weighing almost 200 tonnes hosts the superconducting winding pack made of niobium-tin (Nb3Sn) cable-in-conduit conductor (CICC). Source: ITER.

After a decade-long program involving more than 700 people and 40 companies, the first of 10 Toroidal Field Coils (TFC) to be procured by Fusion for Energy, ITER’s European Domestic Agency, is ready for shipment to Cadarache, France.

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JET plasmas burning again with the promise of the D-T plasmas at the end of a long run

The Joint European Torus (JET) chamber. Photo: CCFE

The Joint European Torus (JET) is the biggest operating tokamak in the world and the only one capable of performing deuterium-tritium (D-T) experiments. This plasma mixture, D-T, is specially relevant in magnetic confinement fusion as its fusion cross section peaks at relatively low energies as compared to other plasma compositions, in other words, it is easier to obtain a large number of fusion reactions. In fact, D-T experiments were already carried out at JET during the 90s, they are known in the community as the DTE1 experiments, and they have provided an invaluable source of experimental knowledge.

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WPMAG Meeting at ENEA Frascati

ENEA Frascati.

As part of his EUROfusion Engineering Grant, our team member José Lorenzo attended the Final Magnets System project (WPMAG) meeting 2019 held at ENEA in Frascati (National Agency for New Technologies, Italy) from 11th to 13th February. During three days, the participants coming from several research units in Europe (KIT, ENEA, CEA, SPC…) could present their progress on topics related to the DEMO magnet system.

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NucPhys is a 2-year Erasmus Mundus Master in Nuclear Physics (120 ECTS) and it is offered by a consortium of 7 partner universities in Spain, France and Italy, with the participation of more than 30 research institutions/companies as associated partners worldwide. Nuclear Physics is a broad matter of relevance from both the fundamental knowledge of Nature and the multiple applications to different fields of strategic economic relevance. Consequently, in this Master, fundamental theory and experiments, as well as applications, will be presented.

The call for application for the course 2020/2022 is now open! The deadline is the 13th March 2020.

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HPC-Europa3 offers funding to researchers who need a supercomputer

Are you a computational scientist looking for ways to boost your research using High Performance Computing (HPC)?

If so, HPC-Europa3 could be a possibility. This programme funds research visits for computational scientists in any discipline which use High Performance Computing (HPC). Visits can be made to research institutes in Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden or the UK.

The next closing date for applications is the 20th February, 2020

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Fusion for Energy visits MareNostrum

BSC Fusion group leader Mervi Mantsinen giving a presentation during the visit.

Around 60 people from Fusion for Energy visited the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) last week. The visit was organized by the Fusion for Energy Staff Committee in collaboration with the BSC Communications team. The visit included a tour of the MareNostrum supercomputer hosted at BSC. 

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