Sino-French Fusion Energy Centre Established
count: [2018-01-18]

The unveiling ceremony of Sino-French Fusion Energy Centre (abbreviated as SIFFER) was held at Institute of Plasma Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences (ASIPP) in Hefei on January 11, 2018. LUO Delong, director-general of China International Nuclear Fusion Energy Program Execution Center (ITER-China), local government officials were present at the dedication.

Consisting of four implementing members, ITER-China, ASIPP, Southwestern Institute of Physics (SWIP) and the Commissariat A L'Energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives (CEA), SIFFER is a joint research center based on the framework agreement signed by Ministry of Science and Technology of China and CEA, France on 24th November, 2017.

SIFFER aims to provide support for International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER Organization) and its members, develop and validate key components and technology for magnetic confinement fusion device.

Joint bidding for projects of common interest, fusion science and experimental physics, safety standards and technical standards for fusion energy, next generation of fusion research device, are the major research fields of SIFFER.

According to the Implementing Agreement, tungsten divertor will be SIFFER's first joint research project. (WU Sha reports, photos provided by ASIPP team)

Framework Agreement was Signed

Four Members of SIFFER

Unveiling Ceremony