7th International Workshop on Plasma Material Interaction Facilities for Fusion (PMIF)

October 22-25, 2019 | Scripps Seaside Forum in La Jolla, California 

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 7th International Workshop on Plasma Material Interaction Facilities for Fusion Research (PMIF2019) that will be held on October 22 - 25, 2019 in La Jolla, California.

Important Dates:

Registration Opens: March 1, 2019
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 1, 2019
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: June 17, 2019
Hotel Reservation Deadline: August 16, 2019
Workshop: October 22 - 25, 2019

Registration and Abstract Information

Registration and Abstract Submission are now open! Please click here to access the Google site and registration form. If you cannot access Google, please see event information below and email Megan Murphy at mem001@ucsd.edu to obtain a registration form.

You can submit your abstracts here. When submitting, please ensure your abstract file does not exceed one page.

Abstract Submissions will close on May 1, 2019.

Abstract Submission Acceptances will be sent by June 17, 2019.

Workshop Topic Descriptions

Development of plasma-material interaction facilities

This work groups the technological issues across PWI devices. These include:

  • developing plasma sources;
  • understanding plasma heating;
  • handling the heat-capturing components (including neutron-irradiated materials);
  • operating high density plasmas with high ion particles and heat; and
  • operating dedicated facilities with high heat fluctuations.

Testing of first wall and divertor materials

Conventional and advanced materials (including liquids) are to be tested for their use as plasma-facing materials in a reactor. The evaluation criteria include erosion, fuel retention, evolution of surface morphology and structural damage (cracking, melting).

Plasma edge and divertor physics

This activity includes characterizing the edge of the plasma and related processes such as plasma recombination. Developing methods to optimize ion particle and heat loads in plasma-facing components (including impurities and detachment) will also be examined.

Diagnostics for plasma and material surface

A strong focus of the PWI TCP is to develop advanced surface and plasma diagnostics. Sophisticated diagnostics are the key to a better understanding of physics mechanisms in the chamber.

Theory and modelling

The modelling activities are an integral part of the PWI TCP work program and knowledge gained is transferred tokamak and stellarator devices. Modelling activities include:

  • atomic processes in the plasma at the heat extractor
  • plasma in linear devices;
  • surface modifications under plasma impact;
  • hydrogen movement in plasma-loaded materials; and
  • material damage under plasma and heat loads.

Venue and Accommodations

The workshop will take place at the Scripps Seaside Forum in the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, UC San Diego.

The Scripps Seaside Forum
858-534-3624 | 8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, CA 92037
Parking information: https://scripps.ucsd.edu/about/venues/seaside-forum/directions


For your convenience, we have reserved a limited number of rooms at $179 per night (plus tax) at the La Jolla Shores Hotel, a beachfront hotel. We recommend you reserve your room well in advance.

The deadline to reserve your rooms at our group rate is August 16, 2019.

The La Jolla Shores Hotel
866-976-6659 | 8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, California 92037

To make a reservation, please call the reservations line at 866-976-6659

Please mention the Plasma Facilities Workshop when making a reservation.

Organizing & Program Committees

Local Organizing Committee:

  • Russell Doerner (Chair)
  • Matthew Baldwin
  • Megan Murphy
  • Daisuke Nishijima
  • Sandy Rosas
  • Jose Saucedo

Program Committee:

  • Russell Doerner (Chair, UC San Diego)
  • Cormac Corr (Australian National University)
  • Gregory De Temmerman (ITER IO)
  • Noriyasu Ohno (Nagoya University)
  • Juergen Rapp (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  • Mizuki Sakamoto (Tsukuba University)
  • Bernhard Unterberg (Forschungzentrum Juelich)

Contact information:

If you have any questions pertaining the PIMF 2019 please contact:

Russ Doerner, Chair, rdoerner@ucsd.edu

Megan Murphy, mem001@ucsd.edu

Jose Saucedo, jsaucedo@ucsd.edu