Ústav fyziky plazmatu AV ČR, v.v.i., Praha, Czech Republic
Institute of plasma physics AS CR, Prague
and EUROfusion consortium
Jan Mlynář, Ivan Ďuran
Czech Industry for ITER meeting
at Institute of Plasma Physics AS CR, 8th October 2014
The Institute of Plasma Physics AS CR (IPP Prague)
 Coordinated the Association EURATOM-IPP.CR (2000-2013)
• and carried out ~ 90% of its research workprogramme
 Carries out fusion research, in particular in its Tokamak Department
• operation and scientific exploitation of the COMPASS tokamak
• training (national and international)
• participation in the co-ordinated research programme
Ústav fyziky plazmatu AV ČR, v.v.i., Praha, Czech Republic
New in 2014: EUROfusion consortium
The consortium will implement joint programming of research co-funded
by EU through EURATOM. Main difference from the past: EURATOM
maintains agreement with one umbrella organisation only.
Main work packages (grants): eight missions, 23 projects. For IPP Prague,
the MST2 (Medium Sized Tokamaks) and ‘Enabling research’
missions are relevant. DEMO missions are also significant.
EUROfusion structure: Decisions – General Assembly (chairs: Sybille
Günter, Jérôme Pamela, Coordination and Administration – IPP Garching,
Programme Manager – Tony Donné
Notice: EURATOM also maintains fusion funding to JET (through the JET
Operating Contract) and to ITER construction (through F4E)
Association EURATOM IPP.CR
Ústav fyziky plazmatu AV ČR, v.v.i., Praha, Czech Republic
Consortium EUROfusion
Fusion for Energy
Coordinated EU fusion research
and training, 28 countries
EFDA – www.efda.org
FUSENET – www.fusenet.eu
ITER EU Domestic Agency
Manages the EU’s contribution
to the ITER Organisation through
procurements and R&D grants
Main partners in fusion research in the Czech republic:
Clear increase in the efforts (and manpower) since the ITER decision
AS CR: IPP Prague, Inst. of Physical Chemistry, Nuclear Physics Institute,
Inst. of Physics of Materials
Private: Research Centre Rez, Institute of Applied Mechanics
Universities: Czech Technical University in Prague (FNSPE, FEE), Charles
University (FMP)
The COMPASS tokamak
The COMPASS tokamak
The COMPASS tokamak chamber
Scientific programme: – Edge plasma physics
– ITER-like configuration  scaling (“wind-tunnel”) experiments
– Development of advanced diagnostic methods
Two MST2 EUROfusion projects,
a key partner in several enabling
research projects
Optimisation of shape of the inner
First Wall tiles (see figure)
Participation in the JET programme
Support to Thomson scattering
diagnostic procurement process
Support to modelling of plasma
interaction with the castellated
tungsten first wall
Scientific Collaborations
International collaborations:
- in total we spend about 500 days in foreign labs per year
(in particular, at the Joint European Torus JET, but also in
Germany, France, UK, ITER IO…)
- also approx. 500 days of foreign guests at COMPASS
(in particular from Hungary, Portugal, France etc)
- annual Programmatic Conference, International Board of
Advisors, Steering Committee
- we have members of international councils including the
F4E Governing Board
- Currently 12 undergraduate and 14+3
doctoral students supervised
- undergraduate programme “Physics
and Technology of Thermonuclear Fusion”
- doctoral students from Charles University
- GOLEM tokamak at FNSPE CTU
- a strong role in the FUSENET
Association www.fusenet.eu
(open to internships!)
- Associate member of the Erasmus
Mundus Doctoral College
-International training courses

The Institute of Plasma Physics AS CR (IPP Prague)