Research

The Slovenian Fusion Association (SFA) coordinates Slovenian fusion research and projects since 2005. The SFA research activities are supported by the European Commission as an integrated part of the joint European fusion program within EURATOM. In FP7 (2007-2013) the European fusion program was carried out within European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA), which is in Horizon 2020 succeeded by the EROFUSION program.

Within the SFA various activities to support the development of fusion physics and technology are carried out, from edge plasma theory and diagnostics, studying of plasma-wall interaction processes, development of high heat flux materials, design studies, thermohydraulic and structural analyses, neutron field calculations, to public information. Slovenian researchers are actively involved in the research and experiments on European tokamaks (JET, ASDEX Upgrade, …). The SFA research is well integrated in the development of the largest fusion reactor under construction ITER  and in the development of the first Demonstration Power Plant DEMO.