Improved operation of fusion plasmas via innovative shaping


Event details

Date 17.04.2023
Hour 15:1516:15
Speaker Prof. Christian Theiler, Swiss Plasma Center, EPFL
Location Online
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English

The highly turbulent boundary plasma of fusion devices needs to simultaneously ensure high fusion output and a sufficiently weak interaction with the surrounding wall structures, constituting one of the main challenges for successful fusion energy production. We will present progress achieved on the TCV tokamak at the EPFL to tackle these challenges with experiments in innovative magnetic topologies and with optimized wall geometries, driven by new experimental measurement tools and modelling of increasing complexity. Our strategy to converge towards a viable future boundary solution through a combination of experiments, validated modelling, and future TCV upgrades, will be described. 

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • Institut de Physique