Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

DTU is the formal Danish member of EUROfusion. DTU has three other universities as Affiliated Entities. The four universities are organised in the DANfusion consortium (

The DANfusion consortium, led by the group for Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy (PPFE) at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) facilitates and coordinates the Danish participation in the EUROfusion programme. In addition to DTU, the members of DANfusion are Aarhus University (AU), University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and Aalborg University (AAU).

About 30 staff researchers, technicians, PhD candidates and post-docs are involved in fusion research at DTU, while 10-15 scientific staff are involved at the affiliated entities: AU, AAU and SDU

The universities of the DANfusion consortium brings a wide range of expertise to the EUROfusion research programme. This includes plasma physics, fusion diagnostics, modelling, materials science, robotics, and high power electronics.

NORTH tokamak

NORTH is a small spherical tokamak, with a major radius of 25 cm, located at DTU. It was inaugurated in 2019 and is a collaborative project between DTU and the British company Tokamak Energy. NORTH is the first tokamak experiment at DTU and the only tokamak in Scandinavia. It contributes to training, education and research in the EUROfusion programme.

Edge turbulence, ion dynamics, microwave propagation, and plasma facing materials

The DTU groups are involved in numerical modelling of plasma dynamics such as edge transport, microwave propagation, and material properties. Experimental activities include measurements of fast and bulk-ion dynamics using the Collective Thomson Scattering (CTS) diagnostic, tomographic reconstruction of 2D fast-ion velocity distribution functions, and activities in non-linear wave physics. The group is involved on several EUROfusion devices, such as Wendelstein 7-X, ASDEX Upgrade, TCV, MAST Upgrade, and more. DTU is also involved in developing high performance materials surfaces for future applications in fusion. DTU contributes in this way to the EUROfusion research programme, and also to the ITER programme via the design of the ITER CTS system.

DEMO development

The partners of the DANfusion consortium are involved in several activities related to the design and development of DEMO. This includes: remote handling, materials science, high power electronics, plasma diagnostics and more.