Prof. Dr. Ursel Fantz

Head of ITER Technology & Diagnostics Division

Ursel Fantz, born 1963 in Sindelfingen, studied physics at the Technical University of Stuttgart. After taking her PhD at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering she moved to the University of Augsburg in 1995. Here she took her lectureship degree in Experimental Physics in 2002. During these years, a close collaboration developed with the IPP on atomic and molecular physics of divertor plasmas at the ASDEX Upgrade fusion device and, with IPP’s Technology division, on the development of sources of negatively charged ions for ITER plasma heating.

In 2004 she joined IPP, where she continued the cooperation with the Experimental Plasma Physics group (EPP) at Augsburg University. Into focus came the neutral beam heating for ITER, particularly the physics and technology of high-frequency driven ion sources. In 2006, during a stay at the National Institute for Fusion Science in Nagoya/Japan she participated at the LHD fusion device in development of neutral beam heating devices on the basis of negatively charged ions. Being appointed Professor Extraordinary at the Augsburg University she took charge of the EEP group there. In 2010 she was appointed acting head of IPP’s ITER Technology & Diagnostics Division.

Selected publications

Fantz, U.; Briefi, S.; Heiler, A.; Wimmer, C.; Wünderlich, D.: Negative Hydrogen Ion Sources for Fusion: From Plasma Generation to Beam Properties. Frontiers in Physics 9, 709651 (2021)
Wünderlich, D.; Wimmer, C.; Riedl, R.; Bonomo, F.; Fröschle, M.; Mario, I.; Mimo, A.; Yordanov, D.; Fantz, U.; Heinemann, B.: NNBI for ITER: status of long pulses in deuterium at the test facilities BATMAN Upgrade and ELISE. Nuclear Fusion 61, 096023 (2021)
Mario, I.; Bonomo, F.; Wünderlich, D.; Fantz, U.; Nocentini, R.: Reconstruction of the large multi-aperture beam via IR calorimetry technique and beam emission spectroscopy at the ELISE test facility. Nuclear Fusion 60, 066025 (2020)
Fantz, U.; Bonomo, F.; Fröschle, M.; Heinemann, B.; Hurlbatt, A.; Kraus, W.; Schiesko, L.; Nocentini, R.; Riedl, R.; Wimmer, C.: Advanced NBI beam characterization capabilities at the recently improved test facility BATMAN Upgrade. Fusion Engineering and Design 146, Pt. A, pp. 212 - 215 (2019)
Fantz, U.; Hopf, C.; Friedl, R.; Cristofaro, S.; Heinemann, B.; Lishev, S.; Mimo, A.: Technology developments for a beam source of an NNBI system for DEMO. Fusion Engineering and Design 136, Pt. A, pp. 340 - 344 (2018)
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