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Our group has a long research history on the application of numerical, modelling and theoretical approaches to the study of transport processes in fusion plasmas. Fusion is the main energy production mechanism in the universe. In particular, the basic energy source for the Sun is the nuclear fusion of hydrogen which produces helium and energy. On earth, fusion devices are using two hydrogen isotopes (deuterium and tritium) to form helium nuclei and produce energy. The challenge for fusion researchers is to compensate by heating a lower-density plasma to a higher temperature (about 100 million K) to initiate fusion reaction.
The fusion plasma can be described using either kinetic approaches such as the neo-classical transport theory of magnetised plasmas or fluid type equations such as magneto-hydrodynamics. Our group is actively working on these two levels of descriptions.
This research is developed in the framework of the EURATOM Framework Programme and our research unit is an active member of the EURATOM-Belgian state association. Our activities are conducted in close collaboration with other EURATOM association form The Netherlands, Germany, France, Romania, Greece, UK.