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Meetings

  • 12th Integrated Operation Scenarios TG Meeting
    31 Mar - 03 Apr, 2014
    Cambridge, MA, US
  • 12th Energetic Particle Physics TG Meeting
    31 Mar - 03 Apr, 2014
    Madrid, Spain
  • 12th Transport & Confinement TG Meeting
    09 Apr - 11 Apr, 2014
    Cambridge, MA, US
  • 26th Pedestal & Edge Physics TG Meeting
    15 Apr - 17 Apr, 2014
    Prague, Czech
  • 26th Diagnostics TG Meeting
    19 May - 22 May, 2014
    Pohang, Korea
  • 13th Integrated Operation Scenarios TG Meeting
    20 Oct - 23 Oct, 2014
    CEA Cadarache, France
  • 27th Pedestal & Edge Physics TG Meeting
    20 Oct - 22 Oct, 2014
    IO, St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 13th Transport & Confinement TG Meeting
    20 Oct - 22 Oct, 2014
    IO, St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 20th Scrape-Off-Layer & Divertor TG Meeting
    20 Oct - 23 Oct, 2014
    Prague, Czech
  • 13th Energetic Particle Physics TG Meeting
    21 Oct - 23 Oct, 2014
    Padua, Italy
  • 24th MHD Disruptions and Control TG Meeting
    21 Oct - 23 Oct, 2014
    Padua, Italy
  • 27th Diagnostics TG Meeting
    03 Nov - 07 Nov, 2014
    IO, St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 5th ITPA CC/CTP Meeting
    08 Dec - 10 Dec, 2014
    IO, St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 5th CTP Ex Com Meeting
    10 Dec - 10 Dec, 2014
    IO, St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 14th Energetic Particle Physics TG Meeting
    25 Mar - 27 Mar, 2015
    St Paul-lez-Durance, France
  • 25th MHD Disruptions and Control TG Meeting
    14 Apr - 17 Apr, 2015
    IO, St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 14th Integrated Operation Scenarios TG Meeting
    20 Apr - 23 Apr, 2015
    Barcelona, Spain
  • 14th Transport & Confinement TG Meeting
    05 May - 07 May, 2015
    St Paul-lez-Durance, France
  • 28th Diagnostics TG Meeting
    19 May - 22 May, 2015
    Toki, Japan
  • 21st Scrape-Off-Layer & Divertor TG Meeting
    09 Jun - 12 Jun, 2015
    Princeton, NJ, US
  • 15th Energetic Particle Physics TG Meeting
    07 Sep - 09 Sep, 2015
    Vienna, Austria
  • 15th Integrated Operation Scenarios TG Meeting
    12 Oct - 15 Oct, 2015
    Hefei, China
  • 26th MHD Disruptions and Control TG Meeting
    19 Oct - 22 Oct, 2015
    Naples, Italy
  • 28th Pedestal & Edge Physics TG Meeting
    22 Oct - 23 Oct, 2015
    Garching, Germany
  • 15th Transport & Confinement TG Meeting
    22 Oct - 23 Oct, 2015
    Garching, Germany
  • 29th Diagnostics TG Meeting
    02 Nov - 06 Nov, 2015
    IO, St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 6th ITPA CC/CTP Meeting
    08 Dec - 10 Dec, 2015
    IO, St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 6th CTP Ex Com Meeting
    10 Dec - 10 Dec, 2015
    IO, St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 22nd Scrape-Off-Layer & Divertor TG Meeting
    25 Jan - 28 Jan, 2016
    Rome, Italy
  • 27th MHD Disruptions and Control TG Meeting and 2016 US-Japan MHD Workshop
    07 Mar - 11 Mar, 2016
    Toki, Japan
  • 29th Pedestal & Edge Physics TG Meeting
    16 Mar - 18 Mar, 2016
    Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • 16th Transport & Confinement TG Meeting
    16 Mar - 18 Mar, 2016
    Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • 16th Integrated Operation Scenarios TG Meeting
    26 Apr - 29 Apr, 2016
    Garching, Germany
  • 30th Diagnostics TG Meeting
    21 Jun - 24 Jun, 2016
    Novosibirsk, Russia
  • 16th Energetic Particle Physics TG Meeting
    27 Jun - 30 Jun, 2016
    St Paul-lez-Durance, France
  • 17th Energetic Particle Physics TG Meeting
    24 Oct - 26 Oct, 2016
    Kyoto, Japan
  • 30th Pedestal & Edge Physics TG Meeting
    24 Oct - 26 Oct, 2016
    Naka, Japan
  • 17th Transport & Confinement TG Meeting
    24 Oct - 26 Oct, 2016
    Naka, Japan
  • 28th MHD Disruptions and Control TG Meeting
    24 Oct - 26 Oct, 2016
    Kyoto, Japan
  • 17th Integrated Operation Scenarios TG Meeting
    24 Oct - 27 Oct, 2016
    Naka, Japan
  • 23rd Scrape-Off-Layer & Divertor TG Meeting
    24 Oct - 27 Oct, 2016
    Naka, Japan
  • 31st Diagnostics TG Meeting
    07 Nov - 10 Nov, 2016
    IO, St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 7th ITPA CC/CTP Meeting
    06 Dec - 08 Dec, 2016
    IO, St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 7th CTP Ex Com Meeting
    08 Dec - 08 Dec, 2016
    IO, St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 29th MHD Disruptions and Control TG Meeting
    22 Mar - 24 Mar, 2017
    Chengdu, China
  • 18th Integrated Operation Scenarios TG Meeting
    03 Apr - 06 Apr, 2017
    ITER Organization, St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 31st Pedestal & Edge Physics TG Meeting
    18 Apr - 20 Apr, 2017
    York, UK
  • 18th Energetic Particle Physics TG Meeting
    26 Apr - 28 Apr, 2017
    Seville, Spain
  • 18th Transport & Confinement TG Meeting
    01 May - 03 May, 2017
    Princeton, US
  • 32nd Diagnostics TG Meeting
    09 May - 12 May, 2017
    Chengdu, China
  • 24th Scrape-Off-Layer & Divertor TG Meeting
    30 May - 02 Jun, 2017
    York, UK
  • 19th Energetic Particle Physics TG Meeting
    11 Sep - 12 Sep, 2017
    Princeton, US
  • 32nd Pedestal & Edge Physics TG Meeting
    18 Sep - 20 Sep, 2017
    Helsinki, Finland
  • 19th Transport & Confinement TG Meeting
    18 Sep - 20 Sep, 2017
    Helsinki, Finland
  • 30th MHD Disruptions and Control TG Meeting
    09 Oct - 11 Oct, 2017
    Barcelona, Spain
  • 19th Integrated Operation Scenarios TG Meeting
    16 Oct - 19 Oct, 2017
    Frascati, Italy
  • 33rd Diagnostics TG Meeting
    16 Oct - 20 Oct, 2017
    IO, St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 8th ITPA CC/CTP Meeting
    07 Nov - 09 Nov, 2017
    ITER Organization, St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 8th CTP Ex Com Meeting
    09 Nov - 09 Nov, 2017
    ITER Organization, St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 25th Scrape-Off-Layer & Divertor TG Meeting
    30 Jan - 02 Feb, 2018
    Chengdu, China
  • 31st MHD Disruptions and Control TG Meeting
    05 Mar - 09 Mar, 2018
    Naka, Japan
  • 33rd Pedestal & Edge Physics TG Meeting
    04 Apr - 06 Apr, 2018
    Stockholm, Sweden
  • 20th Integrated Operation Scenarios TG Meeting
    09 Apr - 12 Apr, 2018
    Daejeon, Korea
  • 20th Transport & Confinement TG Meeting
    09 Apr - 11 Apr, 2018
    Daejeon, Korea
  • 34th Diagnostics TG Meeting
    23 Apr - 26 Apr, 2018
    San Diego, CA, USA
  • 20th Energetic Particle Physics TG Meeting
    23 May - 25 May, 2018
    St Paul-lez-Durance, France
  • 21st Energetic Particle Physics TG Meeting
    03 Sep - 05 Sep, 2018
    Lisbon, Portugal
  • 21st Transport & Confinement TG Meeting
    17 Sep - 20 Sep, 2018
    St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 32nd MHD Disruptions and Control TG Meeting
    01 Oct - 03 Oct, 2018
    Napoli, Italy
  • 35th Diagnostics TG Meeting
    08 Oct - 12 Oct, 2018
    St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 21st Integrated Operation Scenarios TG Meeting
    29 Oct - 31 Oct, 2018
    St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 34th Pedestal & Edge Physics TG Meeting
    29 Oct - 31 Oct, 2018
    St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 9th ITPA CC/CTP Meeting
    15 Jan - 17 Jan, 2019
    St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 9th CTP Ex Com Meeting
    17 Jan - 17 Jan, 2019
    St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 22nd Transport & Confinement TG Meeting
    25 Mar - 27 Mar, 2019
    Austing, TX, USA
  • 33rd MHD Disruptions and Control TG Meeting
    01 Apr - 03 Apr, 2019
    Daejeon, Korea
  • 36th Diagnostics TG Meeting
    08 Apr - 12 Apr, 2019
    Canberra/Sydney, Australia
  • 22nd Energetic Particle Physics TG Meeting
    09 Apr - 11 Apr, 2019
    Rovaniemi, Finland
  • 35th Pedestal & Edge Physics TG Meeting
    09 Apr - 11 Apr, 2019
    Daejeon, Korea
  • 22nd Integrated Operation Scenarios TG Meeting
    09 Apr - 12 Apr, 2019
    Ibaraki, Japan
  • 27th Scrape-Off-Layer & Divertor TG Meeting
    02 Jul - 05 Jul, 2019
    Garching, Germany
  • 23rd Energetic Particle Physics TG Meeting
    09 Sep - 11 Sep, 2019
    Naka, Japan
  • 37th Diagnostics TG Meeting
    07 Oct - 10 Oct, 2019
    St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 34th MHD Disruptions and Control TG Meeting
    14 Oct - 17 Oct, 2019
    Garching, Germany
  • 23rd Integrated Operation Scenarios TG Meeting
    14 Oct - 17 Oct, 2019
    Garching, Germany
  • 36th Pedestal & Edge Physics TG Meeting
    14 Oct - 16 Oct, 2019
    Hefei, China
  • 23rd Transport & Confinement TG Meeting
    14 Oct - 17 Oct, 2019
    Hefei, China
  • 10th ITPA CC/CTP Meeting
    10 Dec - 12 Dec, 2019
    St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 10th CTP Ex Com Meeting
    12 Dec - 12 Dec, 2019
    St Paul Lez Durance, France
  • 28th Scrape-Off-Layer & Divertor TG Meeting
    13 Jan - 16 Jan, 2020
    Jeju, South Korea
  • 35th MHD Disruptions and Control TG Meeting (postponed)
    09 Mar - 13 Mar, 2020
    Toki, Japan
  • 24th Integrated Operation Scenarios TG Meeting
    30 Mar - 02 Apr, 2020
    Princeton, NJ, USA
  • 37th Pedestal & Edge Physics TG Meeting (postponed)
    28 Apr - 30 Apr, 2020
    San Diego, CA, USA
  • 24th Transport & Confinement TG Meeting
    29 Jun - 03 Jul, 2020
    Garching, Germany
  • 24th Energetic Particle Physics TG Meeting
    12 Oct - 16 Oct, 2020
    Remote
  • 38th Diagnostics TG Meeting
    12 Oct - 15 Oct, 2020
    Remote
  • 29th Scrape-Off Layer & Divertor TG meeting
    12 Oct - 22 Oct, 2020
    Remote
  • 25th Integrated Operation Scenario TG Meeting
    12 Oct - 20 Oct, 2020
    Remote
  • 36th MHD Disruptions and Control TG Meeting
    19 Oct - 22 Oct, 2020
    Remote
  • 37th Pedestal & Edge Physics TG Meeting
    19 Oct - 23 Oct, 2020
    Remote
  • 25th Transport & Confinement TG Meeting
    20 Oct - 23 Oct, 2020
    Remote
Scope

The overall scope of the Transport and Confinement Topical Group is to explore and to develop a fundamental understanding of transport and confinement physics governing plasma performance, including that of ITER and burning plasmas in general. This scope includes: maintaining the confinement and L-H threshold databases, and augmenting them as necessary; developing an understanding of the basic processes controlling plasma particle, energy and momentum transport; supporting the identification of experiments, inter-machine comparisons and analysis to address critical transport issues; and facilitating the validation of physics based ion and electron thermal transport models in support of developing a fully predictive transport capability that could be used for integrated scenario modelling. The group will interface as necessary with other Topical Groups on cross-cutting topics.

Tasks

The tasks of the Transport and Confinement Topical Group are broad-based, covering experiment, theory and modelling. The group will work not only on characterizing transport and confinement properties, but also towards developing physics-based models with the aim of using these models to predict performance in future devices. Topics in which the group will be active will depend on both the immediate needs of ITER and the interests of the group. The high priority topical areas of interest, and possible specific topics for focused research, are:

  • Maintain confinement databases and augment these as necessary:
    • L-mode, H-mode, L-H and profile databases
  • Develop an improved characterization of the L-H transition threshold:
    • Species, toroidal field, density (including low density limits)
    • Effect of rotation on threshold power
    • Confinement enhancement just above threshold
  • Determine global confinement characteristics:
    • Effect of shape and edge stability on beta scaling of confinement
    • Confinement dependences in hybrid discharges
    • Effects of metal walls on confinement and transport
    • Impact of ELM control on core plasma performance, including plasma and impurity transport, rotation, etc.
    • Impact of Resonant Magnetic Perturbations (RMPs) — as a proxy for global magnetic field ripple — on confinement, local transport and rotation
  • Develop an improved characterization of particle and impurity transport:
    • Parametric dependences of density peaking over a wide range of conditions, including pellet injection
    • Local particle transport and pinch processes
    • Correlations between impurity and main ion density profiles
    • Impurity transport to address burn control issues
  • Determine electron thermal transport properties over a range of conditions:
    • Resolve role and importance of Electron Temperature Gradient (ETG) vs. coupled Ion Temperature Gradient (ITG)/Trapped Electron Mode (TEM)/ETG induced transport
    • Assess role of electromagnetic fluctuations in driving electron transport (low- and high-frequency)
    • Demonstrate and understand, through modelling and theory, the reduced electron transport regimes with dominant electron heating
  • Determine ion thermal transport properties over a range of conditions:
    • Understand the source of ion transport under various conditions, including regimes in which neoclassical transport dominates
    • Assess the role of rotation in suppression of low-k turbulence
    • Increase test/model validity to plasmas with ITBs and other enhanced confinement regimes
  • Improve characterization and understanding of momentum transport and plasma rotation:
    • Evaluate effects of rotation sources, especially with regard to intrinsic rotation
    • Determine momentum pinch velocity and its theoretical basis
    • Assess and understand effects of rotation on transport barrier formation
  • Improve characterization and understanding of barrier formation:
    • Assess rates of internal and edge barrier formation in support of ITER control system development (e.g. time scales)
    • Develop understanding of triggering mechanisms (e.g. rotation vs. q-shear)
  • Validate models:
    • Assess validity of physics-based transport models for basic understanding and in support of ITER scenarios
    • Incorporate turbulence measurements for comparison with synthetic diagnostics

China

Ding Bojiang
Ding Siye
Liu Adi
Wang Aike
Xu Min (Dep. Chair)
Xu Yuhong (Contact)

EU

Citrin Jonathan (Chair)
Dif-Pradalier Guilhem
Duval Basil
Mc Dermott Rachael
Pusztai Istvan
Valisa Marco
Valovic Martin
Zocco Alessandro (Stell. Rep)

India

Awasthi Lalit m
Ghosh Joydeep
Srinivasan Radhakrishnan

Japan

Honda Mitsuru
Ido Takeshi
Imadera Kenji
Narita Emi
Tamura Naoki
Tanaka Kenji
Yoshida Maiko (Contact)

Korea

Jhang Hogun
Kim Chang-Bae
Kim Jin-Yong
Kwon Jae-Min (Contact)
Seol Jae-Chun

Russia

Kirneva Natalia (Contact)
Lebedev Sergey
Razumova Kseniya
Smirnov Dmitrii
Vershkov Vladimir

USA

Grierson Brian
Guttenfelder Walter
McKee George
Mordijck Saskia
Petty Craig
Rice John
Staebler Gary (Contact)

ITER

Snipes Joseph (ITER Dep. Chair)
  • Angioni Clemente (EU)
  • Bernardo Joao (EU)
  • Casper Thomas (IO)
  • Cavedon Marco (EU)
  • Cordey Geoff (EU)
  • Dong Jiaqi (CN)
  • Garcia Jeronimo (EU)
  • Gohil Punit (US)
  • Holland Christopher (US)
  • Ida Katsumi (JA)
  • Kaye Stanley (US)
  • Kim Hyun-Tae (EU)
  • Lee Hyungho (KO)
  • Liu Yueqiang (EU)
  • Loarte Alberto (IO)
  • Lu Wang (KO)
  • McDonald Darren (EU)
  • McMillan Ben (EU)
  • Park Jin Myung (US)
  • Reinke Matthew L. (US)
  • Romanelli Michele (EU)
  • Ryter François (EU)
  • Satake Shinsuke (JA)
  • Schmitz Lothar (US)
  • Shi Yuejiang (CN)
  • Smith Sterling (US)
  • Thomsen Knud (EU)
  • Weisen Henri (EU)
  • Bourdelle Clarisse (EU)
  • Chang Choong-Seock (US)
  • Coda Stefano (EU)
  • Diamond Patrick (US)
  • Evans Todd (US)
  • Ferreira Jorge (EU)
  • Field Anthony (EU)
  • Giroud Carine (EU)
  • Haiqing Liu (CN)
  • Hidalgo Carlos (EU)
  • Hillesheim Jon (EU)
  • Howard Nathan (US)
  • Imbeaux Frederic (EU)
  • Kirk Andrew C. (EU)
  • Maggi Costanza (EU)
  • Maslov Mikhail (EU)
  • Mikkelsen David (US)
  • Miyato Naoaki (JA)
  • Parra diaz Felix (EU)
  • Polevoi Alexei (IO)
  • Putterich Thomas (EU)
  • Shi Zhongbin (CN)
  • Sips George (EU)
  • Verdoolaege Geert (EU)
  • Waltz Ron (US)
  • Wang Fudi (CN)
  • Xu Guosheng (CN)
  • Barnes Michael (EU)
  • Budny Robert (US)
  • Chattopadhyay Prabal Kumar (IN)
  • Dinklage Andreas (EU)
  • Estrada Teresa (EU)
  • Fable Emiliano (EU)
  • Garbet Xavier (EU)
  • Hahn Sanghee (KO)
  • Hughes Jerry (US)
  • Idomura Yasuhiro (JA)
  • Imazawa Ryota (JA)
  • Jha Ratneshwar (IN)
  • Ko Won Ha (KO)
  • Mantica Paola (EU)
  • Na Yong-Su (KO)
  • Nakata Motoki (JA)
  • Naulin Volker (EU)
  • Pankin Alexei Y (US)
  • Pueschel M J (EU)
  • Roach Colin (EU)
  • Rowan William (US)
  • Sarazin Yanick (EU)
  • Solomon Wayne (US)
  • Sun Hongjuan (KO)
  • Wang Zhijiang (CN)
  • Xiang Nong (CN)
  • Yu Deliang (CN)
  • Callen James (US)
  • Camenen Yann (EU)
  • Chudnovskiy Alexander (RF)
  • Delabie Ephrem (EU)
  • Dnestrovskij Yuri (RF)
  • Gao Zhe (CN)
  • Goerler Tobias (EU)
  • Hahm Taik Soo (KO)
  • Han Xiang (CN)
  • Happel Tim (EU)
  • Hubbard Amanda (US)
  • Jakubowski Marcin (EU)
  • Jenko Frank (US)
  • Kamada Yutaka (JA)
  • Liang Yunfeng (EU)
  • Liu Yong (CN)
  • Lyu Bo (CN)
  • Martin Yves (EU)
  • McDevitt Christophe (EU)
  • Parail Vassili (EU)
  • Pradhan Subrata (IN)
  • Ren Yang (US)
  • Sakamoto Yoshiteru (JA)
  • Salmi Antti (EU)
  • Tala Tuomas (EU)
  • Weiland Jan (EU)
  • Zhou Deng (CN)