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Institut de Recherche sur la Fusion par confinement Magnétique - Tokamak Tore-Supra Cadarache

Description IRFM is the research institute for magnetic fusion research of the French Atomic and Alternative Energy Authority (CEA, www.cea.fr). It is located in Cadarache, France, about 40km north of the city of Aix-en-Provence. Its objective is to address all relevant R&D issues in magnetic fusion energy development, and in particular to accompany the construction and the operation of the International ITER fusion device, presently under construction in Cadarache. IRFM offers a full set of fusion science, experiment and technology platforms to the fusion community. Amongst them, Tore Supra, the world leading tokamak, fully equipped for long pulse operation of fusion plasmas.
URL http://irfm.cea.fr
Status Operational (1988 - 2012)
Being upgraded (2013 - 2015)
Under construction (1982 - 1987)
Scientific Domains Physical Sciences and Engineering
RI Categorization Research Facilities
Location Cadarache Site, Saint-Paul-lès-Durance, 13108, France
MERIL URL http://portal.meril.eu/meril/view/facilitys/14854