The lab is open


The new laboratory of the LaPlas Institute, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, will deal with the international organization ITER’s priority tasks.

 Yuri Gasparyan, Associate Professor of the Department of Plasma Physics at the LaPlas Institute, won a four-year grant to create a new laboratory in a contest held by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation among leading young scientists. The creation of the laboratory “Physical and Chemical Processes in the Walls of Fusion Installations” was supported by the Scientific Council of NRNU MEPhI. 

More than 80% of the laboratory staff will be young specialists. In the new laboratory within the framework of a grant together with the Physico-Technical Institute named after A.F. Ioffe, work will be carried out to develop methods for remote monitoring of the accumulation and removal of hydrogen isotopes from the walls of fusion devices using laser radiation. This topic is relevant from the point of view of the safety of thermonuclear installations and was recently included by the international organization ITER in the list of tasks with the highest priority. 

The project is not limited to plasma physics issues but is also closely related to laser physics, solid-state physics, and materials science. The project plans to actively interact with various departments of NRNU MEPhI and many other Russian organizations – PTI, ITEP, IPC RAS, IAM RAS. Joint research of promising alloys and composite materials based on tungsten with the Scientific Center Julich (Germany) is planned. Those wishing to join the project can contact the head of the laboratory: 

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