Fusion Energy 2006

Proceedings of the 21st IAEA Conference,
Chengdu, 16–21 October 2006

Organized by the
International Atomic Energy Agency and
hosted by the Government of China through the
China National Nuclear Corporation
and the
Chengdu Municipal Government



Recognizing the prominent role that nuclear energy plays in the world, and based on the expectation that nuclear fusion will be able to provide an abundant source of energy, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) supports the exchange of scientific and technical information on fusion research through conferences, meetings and projects. The 21st IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2006) provided a forum for presenting and discussing the progress in fusion experiments, theory and technological developments. The progress in the establishment of ITER since the last Fusion Energy Conference has put more emphasis on the physics and technology R&D aspects in the realization of fusion as a clean and lasting energy source.

The 21st IAEA Fusion Energy Conference was held in Chengdu, China, from 16 to 21 October 2006. The conference was organized in cooperation with the Southwestern Institute of Physics, Chengdu, China. The IAEA wishes to express its gratitude to the host. The Conference was attended by 708 participants from 39 countries and 3 international organizations. The programme committee selected a total of 478 papers distributed over 21 overview talks, 87 regular talks (including 23 rapporteured papers, 3 post-deadline talks), 362 regular posters, 3 overview posters and 5 post-deadline posters. In addition, two fusion pioneer memorial lectures, five summary lectures and two ITER evening lectures were given.

The scientific experimental and theoretical papers have been grouped with respect to the following themes: Overview on Magnetic and Inertial Fusion; Advanced Scenarios; ITER; Fluctuations; Transport Theory; Plasma–wall Interaction; Fusion Technology; NTM/Disruptions; 3D Effects on Transport; Energetic Particles; New Machines; MHD Stability; Particle and Energy Transport; ELMs; and ITER Systems.

For the first time the IAEA has awarded an annual prize to honour exceptional work published in the Nuclear Fusion journal.

The next IAEA Fusion Energy Conference will be held in 2008. It will commemorate 50 years since the 2nd UN Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy which was held in 1958 at United Nations headquarters in Geneva. Information will be available through this link.

Acknowledgements are conveyed to the programme committee under the chairmanship of Prof. K. Lackner. The IAEA officers responsible for the Conference and these proceedings were G. Mank and A. Malaquias of the Division of Physical and Chemical Sciences.