14th IAEA Technical Meeting on
"Energetic Particles in Magnetic Confinement Systems"

01-04 September 2015
IAEA Headquarter, Vienna, Austria

Introduction

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will hold the 14th IAEA Technical Meeting on Energetic Particles in Magnetic Confinement Systems from 1 to 4 September 2015 at its Headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Previous meetings in the series were held in Kiev (1989), Aspenas (1991), Trieste (1993), Princeton (1995), JET/Abingdon (1997), Naka (1999), Gohtenburg (2001), San Diego (2003), Takayama (2005), Kloster Seeon (2007), Kiev (2009), Austin (2011) and Beijing (2013).


Objectives

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the status of experimental and theoretical works on suprathermal electrons and ions in a wide variety of magnetic confinement geometries. The meeting will cover the formation and transport of energetic particles including their confinement properties and a detailed account of the location of lost energetic particle incidence on first wall components, the collective instabilities they drive, their impact on plasma properties in different operational scenarios, and energetic particles diagnostics. It will aim, in particular, at identifying open physics issues and gaps associated with energetic particles in ITER and future fusion power plants.

 

Topics

The meeting will cover the following topics
  •     1. Alpha particles physics


  •     2. Transport of energetic particles


  •     3. Effects of energetic particles in magnetic confinement fusion devices


  •     4. Collective phenomena: Alfvén eigenmodes, energetic particle modes         and others


  •     5. Runaway electrons and disruptions


  •     6. Diagnostics for energetic particles


 

Expenditure and Financial Support

The costs for the organization of the meeting are borne by the IAEA. No registration fee will be charged to participants. As a general rule, the IAEA does not pay travel and accommodation expenses for meeting participants. However, limited funds are available to help meet the cost of attendance of a few selected specialists, primarily those from developing countries with low economic resources. Generally, not more than one grant will be awarded to any one country. The grants awarded will be in the form of lump sums usually covering part of the cost of attendance.
Governments wishing to apply for a grant on behalf of one of their specialists should address specific requests to the Scientific Secretary responsible for this meeting to this effect. Governments should ensure that applications for grants are:

  1. Received by the IAEA by 27 May 2015,


  2. Accompanied by a duly completed and signed Grant Form C including the abstract of the paper to be presented,


  3. Should include an estimate from an official travel agency of the travel cost.
Applications that do not comply with the conditions mentioned above will not be considered. Awards will be announced by 9 April 2015.



Visas

Participants who require a visa to enter Austria should submit the necessary application to the nearest diplomatic or consular representative of Austria as soon as possible. An official letter of invitation will be issued to all participants. This letter will be needed for the visa application. In case of special requirements, please contact Ms. Lilla Hédervári.