Tokamak Programmes (CTP TCP)

The CTP TCP carries out collaborative research activities on tokamak** fusion reactors and joint experiments to enhance scientific and technological understanding of these doughnut shaped devices for fusion power. 

In-vessel coil devices designed to mitigate transient thermal energy losses in the ASDEX-Upgrade tokamak (Garching, Germany).*


  • Confinement and transport
  • Disruption and ELM mitigation
  • Edge and pedestal physics
  • Energetic particles
  • Plasma control and scenario development
  • Plasma diagnostics
  • Plasma-wall interaction
  • SOL and divertor physics


Contracting Parties: 8


* Photos courtesy of Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
** The term tokamak is a transliteration of the Russian term for a toroidal chamber with magnetic coils (toroidal’naya kamera v magnitnykh katushkakh)

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