Summary of the IAEA technical meeting on plasma disruptions and their mitigation

Indranil Bandyopadhyay, Matteo Barbarino, Amitava Bhattacharjee, Nicholas Eidietis, Alexander Huber, Akihiko Isayama, Jayhyun Kim, Sergey Konovalov, Michael Lehnen, Eric Nardon, Gabriella Pautasso, Cristina Rea, Carlo Sozzi, Fabio Villone, Long Zeng

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This report summarizes the contributions presented at the IAEA technical meeting on plasma disruptions and their mitigation, held virtually, 20–23 July 2020. The meeting brought together more than 120 experts from nuclear fusion research sites worldwide to discuss experimental, theoretical and modelling work in the field of plasma disruptions with special emphasis on developing a solid basis for possible disruption mitigation strategies in ITER and next generation fusion devices. The main topics of the meeting were: (i) disruption consequences, including electromagnetic loads, heat loads, and runaway electrons; (ii) disruption prediction and avoidance, including machine learning and physics-based approaches, and control aspects; and (iii) disruption mitigation, including shattered pellet injection, alternative techniques and general aspects of disruption mitigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number077001
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


  • Disruption mitigation
  • Disruption prediction and avoidance
  • Electromagnetic and heat loads
  • Plasma control
  • Plasma disruptions
  • Runaway electrons
  • Shattered pellet injection


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