Each module is followed by a stage of the duration of one week to allow the Master students to perform "hands-on" activity in a scientific environment, to learn the use of the main numerical tools for the design of a fusion reactor and to understand the main challenges in the realization of the fusion components. Visits to the premises of the partners are also foreseen.


The ENEA Department of Fusion and Technology for Nuclear Safety and Security is the main fusion laboratory in Italy with the FTU tokamak, the ABC laser facility, the Frascati Neutron Generator  and a number of laboratories in the areas of superconductivity, remote handling, metrology, vacuum, mechanical technologies, plasma diagnostics, nuclear data and hydrogen. For more informations visit the site www.fusione.enea.it

The Material Laboratory of the Tor Vergata University is equipped with several facilities for the micro-structural and mechanical characterization of materials such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) X-ray diffraction under controlled temperature conditions. Several facilities for mechanical characterization are also available. (Info: roberto.montanari@uniroma2.it)

The Quantum Electronics and Plasma Laboratory of the Tor Vergata University is equipped with a high-intensity, GW-level, multistage, pulsed, tabletop Nd:YAG/Glass laser. This laser-plasma source is used for soft X-ray spectroscopy and imaging, especially in the field of micro-radiographies of thin biological samples. Spatially resolved X-ray spectra from laser-induced plasmas have been detected by using focusing spherically bent crystal spectrometers with spatial resolution of the order of μm in the direction perpendicular to the laser-plasma expansion and with a theoretical spectral resolving power λλ of the order of some thousands up to a maximum of 10000. (Info: pasquale.gaudio@uniroma2.it)

The new facility STARDUST-UPGRADE is available at the Quantum Electronics and Plasma (QEP) Group of the Tor Vergata University to experimentally reproduce dust re-suspension consequences to both LOVA and LOCA accidents. The QEP Group is also involved in algorithm development to analyze the images of dust inside the facility and in the numerical simulation using FLUENT and COMSOL codes. (Info andrea.malizia@uniroma2.it)

The research activity of the Diamond group from the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” is dedicated to the development and the fabrication of synthetic single crystal diamond based devices for operation in thermonuclear fusion reactors. In particular, neutron detectors were fabricated and characterized for both thermal and fast neutrons, tritium production monitors for operation in the blanket, extreme UV and soft X-ray detectors for plasma diagnostics.  Some of such devices are permanently installed at Joint European Torus (JET) demonstrating high detection capability, stability and insensitivity to background radiation.(Info: marco.marinelli@uniroma2.it)