Laboratory for Plasma Physics
Ecole Royale Militaire - Koninklijke Militaire School
Avenue de la Renaissance 30, 1000 Brussels
Phone: (+32) 2 742 65 72       Fax: (+32) 2 735 24 21
Laboratory for Plasma Physics

The Laboratory for Plasma Physics of the Ecole Royale Militaire / Koninklijke Militaire School (LPP-ERM/KMS) is conducting experimental and theoretical research on plasma physics and fusion energy in the framework of the European thermonuclear fusion research programme and has focused more particularly on the develpment of Ion Cyclotron Resonance Heating (ICRH) systems.

Within this programme, LPP-ERM/KMS is an active partner, together with all the other European Fusion Laboratories, in the scientific exploitation of the JET facilities in Culham (UK), the W7-x stellarator and in preparing the Next Step devices of the world fusion program, ITER and DEMO.

LPP-ERM/KMS is also a member of the TEC, the Trilateral Euregio Cluster, which bundles the fusion efforts of LPP-ERM/KMS (Belgium), FOM-Rijnhuizen (the Netherlands) and IPP-Forschungzentrum Jülich (Germany).


February 24th, 2015


An upgrade of our internal phone system coupled to a reattribution of phone numbers in RMA is scheduled sometimes in March. You can find the new (as well as the current) phone numbers for all members of the Plasma Physic Lab of RMA here


February 5th, 2015
Resonant ICRF absorption in three-ion component plasmas has been shown to be a promising new tool for fast ion generation by Ye.O.Kazakov & al.,Nucl. Fus.55 (2015) 032001

June 30th, 2014
The paper "Study and design of the ion cyclotron resonance heating system for the stellarator Wendelstein 7-X" by our colleagues J.Ongena & al. has made the cover page of Physics of Plasmas vol. 21,6 (2014)