Category: Dones Updates


It begins with a series of introductory articles on energy production by nuclear fusion and the IFMIF-DONES project. The purpose is to bring these fields of scientific knowledge and technological development, both of which have such decisive social impact, closer to all those interested in understanding and learning about them. What is nuclear fusion? Nuclear […]

Instituto de la Ingeniería de España and CIEMAT analyse IFMIF-DONES at the TJ-II fusion energy experiment workshop

The workshop addressed Spain’s participation in international fusion projects Spain’s participation in IFMIF-DONES, which expects the construction of a particle accelerator capable of generating neutrons similar to those produced in a fusion reactor, was one of the topics addressed at the workshop ‘El experimento de energía de fusion, TJ-II, del CIEMAT’ (‘TJ-II, CIEMAT’s fusion energy […]

Geotechnical studies are commissioned for the construction of the first laboratories of IFMIF-DONES in Escúzar

The first trial pits and explorations have been conducted on the site where the first buildings related to the accelerator particle project will be constructed Codaxsa technicians have begun the preliminary work for the construction of the first laboratories of IFMIF-DONES in Escúzar. The Research Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT) has commissioned the […]

IFMIF-DONES receives Andalucía Económica Award for best strategic project

The awards have acknowledged for the past 19 years actions that impact the region’s economic and social development The specialised journal Andalucía Económica has recognised IFMIF-DONES, the experimental facility which is expected to be constructed in Escúzar (Granada), as the best strategic project in Andalucía. The award, which demonstrates the increasing social support for the […]

Progress of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation in the creation of the consortium for the candidacy of IFMIF-DONES

Minister Pedro Duque ensures that the Government’s priority is to attract large European and international scientific infrastructures The Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation has set as a priority the attraction of large European and international infrastructures to Spain, among which the IFMIF-DONES particle accelerator was highlighted. During his intervention at the Committee of Science, […]

“Granada will be the world reference for the development of fusion materials, but also for accelerator technologies”

Ángel Ibarra interview, leader of the IFMIF-DONES project – The IFMIF-DONES project addresses nuclear fusion. Which is the exact aim of this project? – The aim of the project is to qualify the materials to be used in the DEMO fusion reactor. The harsh environment in a fusion reactor (vacuum, temperature, radiation…) cannot be found […]

International renowned experts meet at CIEMAT headquarters to review DONES design

The meetings have addressed the detection of improvement areas and optimization of solutions proposed in the design of the DONES facility During the months of November and December, three meetings were held at CIEMAT in which the design of the DONES (DEMO Oriented Neutron Source) facility was addressed by external panels of international renowned experts. […]

CSN hosts the first meeting of the IFMIF-DONES liaison committee


The meeting addressed the general lines of operation for the working group to analyse the facility’s licensing strategy The first meeting of the liaison committee and representatives of the International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility – Demo Oriented NEutron Source (IFMIF-DONES) project was held at the Spanish Nuclear Safety Council (CSN) last November 28. The creation […]

Granada will hold de International Conference on Fusion Reactor Materials in 2021

It will be the first time that this international conference is held in Spain Every two years, the International Conference on Fusion Reactor Materials (ICFRM) brings together the leading scientists and technologists in this field. The nineteenth edition of this conference was held in La Jolla, San Diego (California, USA) from October 27 to November […]