Research

Research Unit Plasma Technology

Remote plasma

The Research Unit Plasma Technology (RUPT) focuses on the physics and applications of non-thermal or “cold” plasmas. Next to the development of innovative plasma sources for environmental, surface engineering and biomedical applications, part of the research involves fundamental studies on underwater plasmas, plasma-surface interactions and microplasmas.

 

Research Unit Nuclear Fusion

JET, the European tokamak  in Culham near Oxford in  the United Kingdom. The picture shows the interior of the vessel, with the ITER-like wall.

The Research Unit Nuclear Fusion studies the high temperature plasmas occurring in magnetic confinement fusion machines (tokamaks and stellarators). The research is focused on plasma heating through electromagnetic waves (ICRF), advanced fusion data analysis, plasma-wall interaction and study of first-wall materials.

 

 

 

 

Molecular Modeling

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A third research line is situated within the field of Molecular Modelling. Interactions at the nanoscale and chemical kinetics of industrial processes are being investigated by means of multiscale modelling.