Neutrons like no material has ever experienced

The Demo Oriented NEutron Source (DONES), currently under constructions in Spain, is designed to assess the impact of fusion irradiation on materials. DONES (pronounced “don-ness”) will bombard fingertip-sized material specimens with extremely high-energy neutrons, providing crucial information to harness the Sun’s energy on Earth.

EUROfusion Champions a Progressive Vision at EU Blueprint for Fusion Energy Event

Strasbourg, April 23, 2024 At the recent EU Blueprint for Fusion Energy conference held in Strasbourg, EUROfusion representatives Ambrogio Fasoli, Gianfranco Federici, and Radomir Panek outlined the strategies and collaborative approaches towards advancing fusion technology. Their contributions emphasised the role of fusion energy in steering Europe toward a sustainable energy future. Ambrogio Fasoli, the Programme […]

Applications open for the 2025 EUROfusion Engineering Grants

Applications are open for the 2025 EUROfusion Engineering Grants, funding individual post-master’s engineering projects for 2-years starting in 2025. The grant will contribute to the salaries, research, and training activities of up to 20 outstanding early-career engineers. For details, see the application documents, contact us at EEG25application@euro-fusion.org and join our information session on 16 May 2024. The application deadline is 21 June 2024.

Remember a time without supercomputers

Imagine a time before supercomputers, fiber-optic internet, and high-temperature superconducting magnets. This week, we invite you to journey back to that era. To illustrate this, let’s take a look at one of our vintage photographs of the former Textor Tokamak in Jülich. Hand-drawn and crafted using traditional machining techniques, this remarkable machine provided valuable data […]

In Memoriam: Marc Beurskens (1970-2024)

On the 11th of April 2024, Dr. Marc Beurskens passed away. He just had turned 54 and had been battling myeloma for almost 8 years. In 1999, Marc obtained a PhD in Fusion Plasma Physics. His dissertation was titled “Design and Construction of a New Detection Branch of a Double Pulse Thomson Scattering System for […]

Unlocking the Mysteries of Plasma Dynamics: The Role of the JOREK Code in Fusion Energy Research

In the quest for sustainable and clean energy, magnetic confinement fusion is the most advanced fusion energy technology. However, achieving a stable fusion reaction in tokamaks, the most promising type of fusion reactors, presents a complex challenge due to plasma instabilities. The JOREK code, a sophisticated computational tool, plays a pivotal role in understanding and mitigating these instabilities, thereby paving the way for the future of fusion energy.

The linear plasma device PSI-2 and its role in fusion materials research

The search for the ideal plasma-facing material for fusion reactors has been a constant challenge for the last decades. Several candidate materials have been considered, such as carbon, in all its forms, beryllium, and of course, tungsten. Tungsten has emerged as the preferred material for the inner walls of ITER and future reactors [1]. However, […]

EUROfusion Congratulates IPP on Recent Achievements at the ELISE Facility and Highlights Key Contributions to ITER Preparations

EUROfusion Press Release Garching, Germany, 30 April 2024 Following the recent announcement by the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) regarding the significant milestones achieved at the ELISE experimental testing facility, EUROfusion wishes to extend congratulations and highlight its ongoing support and involvement in this critical research. The ELISE facility, a central piece in […]