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8-13 October 2012
US/Pacific timezone

Introduction

With a number of next-step fusion devices currently being implemented — such as the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) in Cadarache, France, and the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in Livermore, USA — and in view of the concomitant need to demonstrate the technological feasibility of fusion power plants as well as the economical viability of this method of energy production, the fusion community is now facing new challenges. The resolution of these challenges will dictate research orientations in the present and coming decades.

The scientific scope of FEC 2012 is, therefore, intended to reflect the priorities of this new era in fusion energy research. The conference aims to be a platform for sharing the results of research and development efforts in both national and international fusion experiments that have been shaped by these new priorities, and thereby help in pinpointing worldwide advances in fusion theory, experiments, technology, engineering, safety and socio-economics. Furthermore, the conference will also set these results against the backdrop of the requirements for a net energy producing fusion device and a fusion power plant in general, and will thus help in defining the way forward.

With the participation of international organizations such as the ITER International Organization and Euratom, as well as the collaboration of more than forty countries and several research institutes, including those working on smaller plasma devices, it is expected that this conference will, as in the past, serve to identify possibilities and means for a continuous effective international collaboration.
  • OV - Overviews

    OV
  • EXC - Magnetic Confinement Experiments: Confinement

    EXC
  • EXS - Magnetic Confinement Experiments: Stability

    EXS
  • EXW - Magnetic Confinement Experiments: Wave–plasma interactions; current drive; heating; energetic particles

    EXW
  • EXD - Magnetic Confinement Experiments: Plasma–material interactions; divertors; limiters; scrape-off layer (SOL)

    EXD
  • THC - Magnetic Confinement Theory and Modelling: Confinement

    THC
  • THS - Magnetic Confinement Theory and Modelling: Stability

    THS
  • THW - Magnetic Confinement Theory and Modelling: Wave–plasma interactions; current drive; heating; energetic particles

    THW
  • THD - Magnetic Confinement Theory and Modelling: Plasma–material interactions; divertors, limiters, scrape-off layer (SOL)

    THD
  • ITR - ITER Activities

    ITR
  • IFE - Inertial Fusion Experiments and Theory

    IFE
  • ICC - Innovative Confinement Concepts

    ICC
  • FTP - Fusion Technology and Power Plant Design

    FTP
  • SEE - Safety, Environmental and Economic Aspects of Fusion

    SEE
  • PD - Post Deadline

    PD

    Post Deadline Submission