Fusion Yearbook: Association Euratom-Tekes: Annual Report 2012

Markus Airila (Editor), Antti Salmi (Editor)

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    This Annual Report summarises the fusion research activities of the Finnish and Estonian Research Units of the Association Euratom-Tekes in 2012. The emphasis of the work coordinated by EFDA was in ITER Physics, PPPT and the ITM Task Force. Other EFDA activities in 2012 were carried within EU Topical Groups, Emerging Technology and in Goal Oriented Training. In addition, a significant fraction of Tekes activities was directed to F4E grants and ITER contracts. Fusion physics work is carried out at VTT, Aalto University, University of Helsinki and University of Tartu. The main activities are plasma experiments in collaboration with tokamak laboratories, modelling with related code development, and diagnostics related to the main European fusion facilities JET and AUG. In particular, Association Euratom-Tekes focused on (i) Heat and particle transport and fast particle studies, (ii) Plasma-wall interactions and material transport in the scrape-off layer, and (iii) Code development and diagnostics. The Association participated in the EFDA JET Workprogramme 2012, including C29-30 experiments with the ITER-like wall, diagnostics development and code integration. Three physicists were seconded to the JET operating team and one to EFDA CSU. The Association participated also in the 2012 experimental programme of ASDEX Upgrade at IPP and the analysis of DIII-D and C-Mod data. Technology work is carried out at VTT, AU, Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) in close collaboration with Finnish industry. Industrial participation is co-ordinated by Tekes. The technology research and development includes the DTP2 facility at VTT Tampere, materials and joining techniques, vessel/in-vessel components, magnetic diagnostics by micromechanical magnetometers for ITER, upgrading of the JET NPA diagnostics, Power Plant Physics and Technology (PPPT) activities, plasma facing materials issues, erosion/re-deposition and material transport studies and development of coating techniques. Association Euratom-Tekes is involved in Goal-Oriented Training in Remote Handling project, coordinated by Tampere University of Technology. In July 2013 Aalto University will organize the 40th EPS Plasma Physics Conference in Espoo.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Number of pages200
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7996-9
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7995-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Science


    • nuclear fusion
    • fusion energy
    • fusion research
    • fusion physics
    • fusion technology
    • fusion reactors
    • fusion reactor materials
    • ITER remote handling
    • Euratom


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