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PhDiaFusion 2021

Neutron diagnostics development for ITER, DEMO and IFMIF-DONES

20-24.09.2021, Niepołomice Royal Castle, Poland

In fusion plasma devices, neutrons are the carriers of most of the exhausted fusion power. Neutron diagnostics are herefore the basic tool to determine the total fusion power and the ion fuel ratio (nD / nT), but also the plasma ion temperature and rotation velocity.

Spectroscopic neutron measurements will be crucial in advanced nuclear fusion reactors such as ITER and DEMO and will require the development of efficient and resilient neutron diagnostics technologies, accounting for neutron activation and damage issues.

Development and validation of neutron sensors and monitoring setups designed to withstand large fluxes of energetic neutrons with a spectrum similar to the D-T fusion neutron spectrum is also one of the key challenges of the IFMIF-DONES project.
The 2021 edition of the PhDiaFusion Summer School of Plasma Diagnostics covered the design, modelling and experimental qualification aspects of the novel neutron diagnostics.

Photo: Credit © ITER Organization,

Important note:

Our priority is health and safety of all our School participants and their families. Thus, in the event of further Covid-19 pandemic situation and restrictions or local lockdowns we will make alternative arrangements for the School (with possible postponing of the event to December 2021).

Before making your travel arrangement, please check current COVID-19 rules for travellers to Poland on the official website.

Online registration (closed, deadline: August 31, 2021

Abstract submission (closed, deadline: August 31, 2021)

Payment (closed deadline for the 1st instalment: August 31, 2021)


List of Lecturers, 

Update: Presentations are now available on-line

Three best students’ talks were awarded. The prizes are books founded by Springer. Congratulation!

Organised by :      Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences (IFJ PAN), Kraków, Poland

                                      Institute for Magnetic Fusion Research (IRFM) CEA, Cadarache, France

The Royal Castle is located in the small community of Niepołomice, 25 km from the centre of Kraków. The School venue is easily accessible from Kraków via the A4 motorway and/or national road 75. The distance from the John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice is 40 km with a driving time of about 30 minutes. 

The village borders the Niepołomice Forest natural area which used to be the favourite hunting ground of the kings of Poland. It is located close to the banks of the meandering Vistula (polish: Wisła) river. Typical late September weather in Poland is mild and sunny, inviting outdoor recreation.

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Director of the School:

Didier Mazon, IRFM CEA

Vice-director of the School:

Marek Scholz, IFJ PAN

Scientific Committee:


Didier Mazon, IRFM CEA, Cadarache, France


Karel Řezáč, CTU, Prague, Czech Republic

Krzysztof Drozdowicz, IFJ PAN, Poland

Urszula Woźnicka, IFJ PAN, Poland

Organizing Committee:

Jakub Bielecki - Chairman, IFJ PAN

Agnieszka Kulińska - Secretary, IFJ PAN

Axel Jardin - Scientific Secretary, IFJ PAN

Urszula Wiącek - Editor, IFJ PAN

Arkadiusz Kurowski, IFJ PAN

Jędrzej Walkowiak, IFJ PAN

Grzegorz Tracz, IFJ PAN

Maciej Turzański, IFJ PAN


Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN

152 Radzikowskiego street

31-342 Krakow



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