IPP will organize the "EUROfusion Liquid Metal Strategy Meeting"
The leading experts from Europe as well as worldwide will meet in order to discuss and prepare
the strategy of the EUROfusion consortium for successful development of a liquid metal
(LM) divertor on a suitable timescale for the prototype of the fusion power plant - DEMO. The
strategy will be based on the recommendations developed by the "EUROfusion Plasma Exhaust Ad-hoc
Group" (PEX AHG) and the outputs of evaluation of call for upgrades of the European fusion
facilities in order to close the corresponding gaps.
The PEX AHG developed a European strategy in the area of plasma exhaust which includes
development of a LM divertor as a possible option for DEMO. The COMPASS-U tokamak will be the only
European device that could (and is ready to) install and test the LM divertor before 2028.
COMPASS-U will be a high-magnetic field device with relevant plasma geometries.
The purpose of the project is to address some of the key gaps in the Plasma Exhaust Physics
(PEX) due to suitable divertor configuration and extreme power fluxes generating conditions in the
divertor similar to the future fusion reactors.