EMTRAIC begins at the COMPASS tokamak

The winter course EMTRAIC starts at the COMPASS Tokamak at the Institute of Plasma Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences. This course is similar to the SUMTRAIC summer training course, however, it is organised for the students of the Erasmus Mundus Fusion Master Programme.

The European Master in Nuclear Fusion Science and Engineering Physics (FUSION-EP) is a unique programme in the EU by the combination of engineering sciences and a dedicated study of various disciplines of physics (http://www.em-master-fusion.org ).

The jointness/integration of FUSION-EP is evident from multiple components during the course curriculum, in particular the joint modules. These include for the second master year students a two-week Joint Experimentation and Analysis Session (EMTRAIC) on the COMPASS Tokamak in December at IPP Prague and a two-week Joint Practicum in February at CEA Cadarache (France).


EMTRAIC 2017 is attended by 10 students from 9 countries divided into groups by topics. Each group is supervised by 1-2 experts from the COMPASS staff. The training is concluded by the  workshop, where the students present achieved results. The topics are strongly related to the current research programme of the COMPASS Tokamak such as:

  • Runaway electron studies
  • Measurements of heat fluxes with infrared camera
  • Disruption studies
  • Probe measurements
  • Plasma response to Resonant Magnetic Perturbations