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Breaking New Ground: crucial contribution by LPP-ERM/KMS to JET Tokamak’s Latest Fusion Energy Record

In a major scientific achievement, European researchers at the Joint European Torus (JET) facility have set a new world energy record of 69 megajoules released in sustained and controlled fusion energy. This result was achieved as part of an experimental campaign to test operating scenarios for future fusion machines under conditions as close as possible […]

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RMA visits IPP Greisfwald and the stellarator W7-X

Rear Admiral Yves Dupont, commander of the RMA, and study director, Colonel Bart Scheers, paid an official visit to the Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik (IPP) in Greifswald, Germany, on 8 June 2023. During the visit, the Admiral and Colonel Scheers were given a detailed tour of the W7-X machine and the complex installations for the ICRH system. They were […]

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Visit of Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium to JET

On Wednesday 11/05 Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium visited UKAEA Science Center in Oxford. The tour was arranged as part of the Belgian Economic Mission, the first of its kind since Brexit and the pandemic, and raised the importance of fusion energy in delivering an environmentally responsible future energy supply. Twenty-six representatives from […]

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Review paper on three-ion ICRH scenarios and their applications has been selected as a “Featured Article” in Physics of Plasmas

Extremely high plasma temperatures are required to allow energy production in a fusion reactor. The Laboratory for Plasma Physics of the Royal Military Academy (LPP-ERM/KMS), led by director Prof. Michael Van Schoor, is famous for its expertise in heating fusion devices with ion cyclotron resonance heating (ICRH). One of the recent achievements in this field […]

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New publication in Review of Scientific Instruments

 “The upgraded TOMAS device: a toroidal plasma facility for wall conditioning, plasma production and plasma – surface interaction studies,” by Andrei Goriaev, Tom Wauters and co-authors, was published online on 02-16-2021, in Review of Scientific Instruments (Vol.92, Issue 2). It may be accessed via the link below: https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0033229 Here is the abstract of this article: […]

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TEC project ICRH at W7-X receives 3 million Euros Belgian support

In the frame of energy transition, the Belgian ministry of economy and energy grants 3 million Euros support to the TEC project ICRH at Wendelstein 7-X (original announcement in French). The plasma heating system consisting of a movable antenna, high-frequency generators, and periphery is developed jointly by the TEC partners LPP/ERM-KMS in Brussels and Forschungszentrum Jülich together with […]

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