Category: Dones Updates

LIPAc accelerator prepares for beam operation

One year after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the team of engineers from Europe and Japan working on LIPAc, the Linear IFMIF Prototype Accelerator, have got used to a combination of on-site and remote working to carry out their activities. This facility located in Rokkasho (Japan) will allow scientists to validate the engineering design of the particle […]

‘In-kind contributions will play an essential role in IFMIF-DONES. It is an attractive funding scheme for international partners’

Marek Lewitowicz – Chairman of the Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee (NuPECC) Prof. Dr Marek Lewitowicz is the Chairman of the Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee (NuPECC), one of the Expert Committees of European Science Foundation. He is currently Research Director of the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique at GANIL laboratory in Caen (France). He […]

One more step towards the fusion. The IFMIF/EVEDA project

REVIEWING IFMIF In previous articles we saw that the formidable energy radiated by stars —and the Sun is one of them— is a consequence of fusion reactions that take place in its core. We also know that reproducing and controlling these reactions on our planet is a difficult challenge for science, technology and industry. Nevertheless, […]

‘A complex endeavour such as the development of fusion energy can certainly benefit from combining the efforts worldwide’

Paola Batistoni – Head of the Fusion Development Unit of ENEA Paola Batistoni started working in fusion research more than thirty-five years ago at the ENEA Centre in Frascati. Since the beginning, Batistoni has been involved in fusion technology, in particular in fusion neutronics, both on tokamak diagnostics (on FTU, JET, TFTR, ITER) and on […]

IFMIF-DONES at the Gravite Festival opening

The Technical Director of IFMIF-DONES, Ángel Ibarra, and the Vice-Rector for Research and Knowledge Transfer at the University of Granada, Enrique Herrera, participated in a discussion panel about the project The multidisciplinary Gravite Festival is closely linked to IFMIF-DONES. The particle accelerator has been present in the three editions of this event, celebrated in Granada. […]

Signature of the Consortium Agreement for Spain’s candidacy to build IFMIF-DONES in Granada

The Consortium strengthens Spain’s candidacy to host the international scientific infrastructure The Agreement foresees €1.5 million in funding between 2020 and 2023, covered 50 % by each of the signatories The Spanish Minister of Science and Innovation, Pedro Duque, and the Regional Minister for Economy Transformation, Industry, Knowledge and Universities of the Regional Government of […]

CONICET analyses IFMIF-DONES at its Controlled Nuclear Fusion Conference

Carlos Alejaldre, Director of CIEMAT, and Ángel Ibarra, Technical Director of IFMIF-DONES, participated in the scientific event The National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina (CONICET) and the National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA) of Argentina celebrated last May 31 and June 1 the Controlled Nuclear Fusion Conference. This international scientific community gathering addressed nuclear […]

Geotechnical study at the IFMIF-DONES site within the DONES PRIME program

Within the framework of the DONES-PRIME program, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), different activities are being carried out to characterize the site of the future IFMIF-DONES. Among these, preliminary topographic and geotechnical studies have been developed of the entire plot and in greater depth, of the part of the plot in which […]

‘Knowledge is the basis to believe in anything, hence Gravite’s commitment to the accelerator’

Jesús Lens, Director of Gravite Festival Jesús Lens is communicator, cultural manager and Codirector of multicultural festivals Gravite and Granada Noir. Having worked in the legal sector and corporate communication, Jesús Lens currently works independently, writing columns in the IDEAL local newspaper since 1997 and as a regular collaborator to different media. Jesús Lens has […]

IFMIF-DONES generates high-quality employment in Granada

The Coordinator of the Technical Office of IFMIF-DONES at the University of Granada participates in the First International Employment Fair in Granada The activities related to the commissioning of IFMIF-DONES are generating employment opportunities in the province of Granada. The preparatory and design phase of the particle accelerator that Spain aspires to build has already […]