The Academy of Sciences of the Czech rebublic - ASCR


Head

RNDr. Radomír Pánek, Ph.D.

Tel.: (+420) 266 052 188, (+420) 266 053 770

Email: panek@ipp.cas.cz

Fax: (+420) 286 890 448

 

Deputy head

Ing. Martin Hron, Ph.D.

Tel.: (+420) 266 053 947

Email: hron@ipp.cas.cz

Fax: (+420) 286 890 448

 

Secretary

Ivana Švadlenková

Tel.: (+420) 266 053 574

Email: svadlenkova@ipp.cas.cz

Fax: (+420) 286 890 448

 

Research focus

Research in the Tokamak department is pursued in topics that are directly linked to the international long-term efforts into mastering thermonuclear fusion. Fusion presents environmentally acceptable and practically inexhaustible energy source for future generations. Experimental research in the department is based on use of the national facility the COMPASS Tokamak that full started operation in 2012. Besides we also regularly participate in experimental work of many other European facilities including, e.g. JET and ASDEX-U as a member of the EUROfusion consortium.

 

Our experimental and theoretical work is dedicated in particular to the three following fields

 

Core and edge plasma physics

  • Transitions between low and high confinement modes
  • Studies of Edge Localised Modes (ELMs), their control and comparison with models
  • Turbulences in tokamak plasmas and particle transport
  • Resonant Magnetic Perturbation technique as a method of the ELM suppression
  • MHD instabilities
  • Disruptions and runaway electrons

 

Development of advanced diagnostic methods

  • Advanced electric probes for characterisation of the edge plasma (incl. measurements of ion temperature, plasma potential and fluctuations)
  • New diagnostic methods (Hall effect sensors) for magnetic field measurements on tokamak and stellarator facilities

 

Interaction of plasmas with electromagnetic waves

  • Studies of interaction of Lower Hybrid Wave (LHW) with plasma and the phenomena in front of the LHW antenna
  • Studies of the Ion Cyclotron Resonant Heating (ICRH)
  • Research on generation and detection of the Electron Bernstein Waves (EBW)

 

Tokamak department organizes annual international summer and winter schools for students and young researches on the experimental physics and tokamak operation - SUMTRAIC (Summer Training Course) and EMTRAIC (Erasmus Mundus Training Course).

 

Collaboration with universities

In the Czech Republic students can graduate on both BSc and MSc levels in the field of thermonuclear fusion since 2006, when the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague (FNSPE CTU) launched a new Master's curriculum "Physics and Technology of the Thermonuclear Fusion". Our tokamak department is directly involved in their regular courses, and also considerably invests into working with doctoral students from CTU, Charles University (Faculty of Mathematics and Physics) and other Czech Universities. The Institute of Plasma Physics of the CAS is a member of the European consortium for fusion education FuseNet.

   

Mail:  

Institute of Plasma Physics of the CAS
Tokamak Department
Za Slovankou 1782/3
182 00 Prague 8
Czech Republic

 

Budova Tokamak

Location: U Slovanky 1770/3 Map

 

Staff

Researchers

J. Adámek

P. Bílková

P. Böhm

R. Dejarnac

M. Dimitrova

I. Ďuran

J. Havlíček

J. Horáček

M. Hron

O. Hronova

F. Jaulmes

M. Jirsa

M. Komm

L. Krlín

E. Macúšová

J. Mlynář

C. Norscini

P. Pavlo

R. Pánek

J. Písačka

J. Preinhaelter

J. Seidl

J. Stöckel

M. Tomeš

J. Urban

J. Varju

V. Weinzettl

J. Zajac

F. Žáček

PhD Students

O. Bogár

A. Havránek

P. Háček

M. Imríšek

K. Kovařík

J. Krbec

T. Markovič

E. Matveeva

 

 

 

PhD Students

K. Mitošinková

D. Naydenkova

R. Papřok

M. Peterka

A. Podolník

V. Škvára

P. Vondráček

Students

M. Cihlář*

J. Čeřovský*

R. Duban*

M. Farník*

O. Ficker

O. Grover*

O. Chmelař*

K. Jiráková*

L. Kripner

V. Löffelmann*

M. Matušů*

V. Pitoňák*

V. Písek*

A. Seman*

M. Siles*

J. Svoboda*

V. Šísl*

M. Škerlík*

M. Šoš

Technicians

M. Boušek

K. Červenka

S. Entler

D. Fridrich

P. Junek

J. Kladrubský

U. Lee

P. Marek

P. Müller

F. Pova

Z. Požár

J. Strnad

D. Šesták

I. Švadlenková

M. Tadros

M. Varavin

J. Vlček

* Students without employment contract