International Doctoral College in Fusion Science and Engineering
 Research programme

The six research fields (see Objectives) that will be covered by the FUSION-DC programme have been established to tackle the major remaining challenges for making fusion energy a reality:

  1. Reach the needed plasma temperature in a reliable and efficient way.
  2. Provide a high enough plasma pressure in order to achieve a sufficient reaction rate.
  3. Confine the plasma sufficiently so that energy production exceeds losses.
  4. Develop first wall materials that can sustain extreme temperatures as well as high fluxes of plasma and neutrals.
  5. Develop structural materials compatible with high neutron fluxes and a breeding blanket environment, while minimizing radioactive waste.
  6. Develop a safe and reliable fuel cycle.
  7. Develop diagnostic and control systems for reliable operation.


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