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Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology

Campus Nord, Bau 421

Hermann-von- Helmholtz-Platz 1

76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen
Tel.: +49 721-608-2-2441
E-Mail: Martina HuberIcf5∂kit edu

The Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology at a Glance

The Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology (IHM) is doing research and development as well as education and technology transfer in the areas of pulsed power and high-power microwave technologies.

We are focusing on:

 

  • Fundamental research
    • electron beam physics and beam target interactions
    • fretting (wear resistance of materials) 
    • generation, transmission and conversion of high electromagnetic fields at millimeter wave frequencies
    • plasma-wall interaction

 

  • Application of the results
    • to generate pulsed electron beams with large diameters and sufficient beam energies
    • to improve the wear resistance and the liquid metal corrosion of steels
    • to electroporate biomasses and to stimulate biological cells to supply Megawatt power levels for electron-cyclotron resonance heating and control
    • to apply high-power microwaves to materials by developing large-scale microwave ovens and specific microwave tools
    • to predict the impact of transients on the erosion and lifetime of wall materials of future fusion reactors
 

NEWS

Russian-German-Workshop
29th Joint Russian-German Workshop on ECRH and Gyrotrons

to be held at May 29 - June 3, 2017 in Karlsruhe - Stuttgart - Garching

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Gyrotron
Fusionsforschung: Wendelstein 7-X zündet erstes Plasma

Mit dem ersten rund eine Million Grad Celsius heißen Helium-Plasma startete in diesem Monat der wissenschaftliche Betrieb der Fusionsanlage Wendelstein 7-X in Greifswald. In der Ringkammer mit 16 Metern Durchmesser sollen 70 übermannshohe supraleitende Magnetspulen das Plasma bis zu 30 Minuten für Experimente zusammenhalten. Für nächstes Jahr ist der Betrieb der rund 370 Millionen Euro teuren Anlage mit Wasserstoff und bei noch höheren Temperaturen von bis zu 100 Millionen Grad Celsius geplant. Ziel der Fusionsforschung ist es, ähnlich wie die Sonne aus der Verschmelzung von Atomkernen Energie zu gewinnen.

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FAT
F4E, industry and EFL collaboration results in successful gyrotron prototype progress

Following the pre-validation of the design of the short-pulse gyrotron for ITER which is being developed by Europe, work is moving ahead. The European Continuous-Wave (CW) gyrotron prototype has successfully passed the final Factory Acceptance Tests – an important sign of progress.

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