Hellenic Fusion Research Unit (HellasFusion)

Research lines at HellasFusion

Plasma Physics

  • Plasma kinetic theory and simulations.
  • MHD equilibrium and stability studies.
  • Modelling of energetic particles. Fast ion losses and runaway electrons.
  • RF wave propagation for optimization of the DEMO EC system.
  • Diagnostics and experimental data analysis in JET, TCV and ASDEX-U.

Gyrotron modelling and design

  • Advanced modelling of DEMO-relevant gyrotrons
  • Cavity and beam-tunnel designs for W7-X gyrotrons


  • Neutronic calculations and measurements for the validation of nuclear codes and data
  • Neutron detectors
  • Occupational radiological hazard estimations in DEMO


  • Structural, high heat flux and functional materials (physical, structural, mechanical and radiological properties)
  • Radiation damage studies

Fuelling and plasma-wall interaction

  • Modelling of Tritium fueling and vacuum systems.
  • Fuel retention studies in plasma facing components (PFCs) from tokamaks.
  • Erosion and material migration in PFCs.
  • Alternative divertor geometries and liquid metals PFCs.

There are 60 university faculty members, researchers, technicians, PhD candidates and post-docs distributed among the various Research Centres and Universities participating in HellasFusion.

National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (NCSRD)

The following Research Centres and Universities participate in the EUROfusion consortium: NCSR “Demokritos” (NCSRD), National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), University of Thessaly (UTH), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), University of Ioannina (UoI), Technical University of Crete (TUC), and Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU).