IEA Technology Collaboration Programme on Stellarators and Heliotrons
The Technology Collaboration Programme on Stellarators and Heliotrons (SH TCP) is a group of experts that promotes co-operative research on stellarators and heliotron fusion devices.
The objective of the Stellarator-Heliotron TCP is to improve the physics base of the Stellarator-Heliotron concept and to enhance the effectiveness and productivity of research and development efforts related to the Stellarator-Heliotron concept by strengthening the co-operation among IEA member countries.
The co-operative programme consists of the following activities:
- Exchanges of information
- Assignment of specialists to the facilities or research groups of the Contracting Parties
- Joint planning and co-ordination of experimental programmes in selected areas
- Workshops, seminars and symposia
- Joint theoretical, design and systems studies
- Exchanges of computer codes
- Joint experiments
The Stellarator-Heliotron TCP is organised under the auspices of the International Energy Agency (IEA) but is functionally and legally autonomous. Views, findings and publications of the Stellarator-Heliotron TCP do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the IEA Secretariat or its individual member countries.