Fusion research at IPP

The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) is concerned with investigating the principles underlying a power plant, which – like the sun – will produce energy from the fusion of light atomic nuclei. more

 
 

 

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Nuclear fusion simulation to pioneer transition to exascale supercomputers
The EU Commission is providing 2.14 million euros in funding to take the GENE simulation code developed at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) to a new level. By using exascale supercomputers, it enable digital twins of nuclear fusion experiments such as ITER in future. IPP, the Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF) and the Technical University of Munich will work together on the project.

Fusion meeting of research and industry in Garching with premiere appearance of two start-up initiatives
Around 70 representatives from industry and research as well as from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) met on 8 December for the 2nd Forum FUSION Germany.

H-mode: This discovery made ITER possible
Forty years ago, physicists at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics found a new plasma state that could be particularly suitable for energy production: the H-mode. On 8 November 1982, the corresponding paper was published, giving fusion research a worldwide boost. To this day, the investigation of the H-mode is one of their most important fields of work.

A new solution to one of the major problems of fusion research
Current experiments and simulations show how to avoid destructive plasma instabilities in fusion reactors like ITER.
 
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Energy of the future.Fusion 2100

Energy of the future.
Fusion 2100

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Where does fusion research stand today? How will a fusion power plant work? An entertaining and informative account.

Assembly of Wendelstein 7-X

Assembly of Wendelstein 7-X

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The assembly of the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device from 2005 to 2014 comprised in a three-minutes time lapse film

Visitors service – Guided tours at IPP

Visitors service – Guided tours at IPP

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Visitors by appointment are most welcome to the IPP in Garching and Greifswald.  
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