Important achievement - our research project approved by the EUROfusion consortium


Fusion energy holds the promise of providing safe, sustainable and low-carbon base-load energy that complements other energy sources such as solar and wind. The fusion process uses abundant and commonly found materials at the Earth, such as deuterium from seawater, and works by combining hydrogen atoms into helium likewise the energy is produced in the heart of the Sun.

The EUROfusion consortium for the realisation of fusion energy has awarded 16 so-called Enabling Research Projects to scientists across the Europe. In its meeting on March 3rd the General Assembly of EUROfusion approved 16 out of 72 proposals to be granted for the three-year period 2021-2023, based on the selection of independent scientific boards in four research categories. These grants will allow the recipients to develop innovative new ideas and techniques and bring them into the European fusion programme. In the research category Materials, Jožef Stefan Institute (JSI) with the Principal Investigator Doc. Dr Sabina Markelj from the Department for Low and Medium Energy Physics (F2), got granted a proposal entitled Detection of defects and hydrogen by ion beam analysis in channelling mode for fusion. The project partners, beside the leading group at JSI, are the Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP), Garching, Germany, the Univeristy of Helsinki, Finland, and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Cadarche, France.

Link to the announcement on EUROfusion website