IRradiation Effects on HTS for Fusion

12 – 16 November 2023, Arona, Italy


Informal Workshop on the Irradiation of Superconductors

To join the mailing-list for attending online periodic meetings with presentations and discussion on the topic, contact Simon Chislett-McDonald (UKAEA)


The goal of the workshop is to create a strong network of researchers that unites the competences coming from the nuclear fusion community with those from scholars who worked on the high temperature superconductors (HTS). In our view this is a crucial step to tackle the several challenges related to the effects of particle radiation on the HTS tapes that are enabling the development of compact fusion reactors.


  •  HTS technology for fusion
    – State-of-the-art of HTS wires and tapes
    – Needs for magnets in compact fusion reactors
  • Radiation damage
    – Neutronics and radiation environment
    – Advanced methods and facilities
    – Simulations and experiments on HTS
    – Irradiation of HTS for pinning optimization


After the workshop, all speakers will receive an invitation to submit a paper to a Focus Issue in Superconductor Science and Technology

Workshop chairmen:

Francesco Laviano (PoliTO)
Daniele Torsello (PoliTO)

Organizing committee:

Roberto Gerbaldo (PoliTO)
Laura Gozzelino (PoliTO)
Raffaella Testoni (PoliTO)
Massimo Zucchetti (PoliTO)

Scientific committee:

Giuseppe Celentano (ENEA)
Leonardo Civale (LANL – retired)
Michael Eisterer (TUWien)
Gianluca Ghigo (PoliTO)
Zachary Hartwig (MIT)
Susannah Speller (Oxford)
Tsuyoshi Tamegai (UTokyo)

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