The Integrated Modelling and MHD group develops theory and numerical tools for modelling of fusion plasmas. We focus on the modelling of plasma heating and non-inductive current drive by electron cyclotron waves (ECRH and ECCD) and on the modelling of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) instabilities. These two topics come together in the application of ECRH and ECCD for the control of MHD instabilities.
Figure illustrating the suppression of a 2/1 magnetic island by ECRH. The heating location is controlled under feedback by measuring the island position in the Electron Cyclotron Emission (ECE, yellow) spectrum observed inline with the high power heating beam
DIFFER is a member of the EUROfusion consortium, which comprises 30 fusion research organisations and universities from 26 European member states plus Switzerland and Ukraine.