Korea Institute of Fusion Energy(KFE)

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Korea Institute of Fusion Energy(KFE)

New quest, leading of the technology, R&D and
dissemination of results in the field of nuclear fusion energy

Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) - provided in order to President, Establishment Date, Location, Contact, Homepage.
President Yoo, Suk jae
Establishment Date 2005.10.01
Location KFE, 169-148, Gwahk-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon
Contact 042-879-6000
Homepage Homepage

Key Functions

  • To provide scientific research on nuclear fusion and plasma and co-utilization of research equipment
  • To participate in the ITER project and ensure source technologies
  • To the demonstration of nuclear fusion energy
  • To develop nuclear fusion derived and plasma applied technologies

Recent Achievements

  • Ensuring long-term operation foundation in high-performance
    operation condition (mode H) through KSTAR
    ※ Strengthening the core technical capabilities of long-term operation for the commercialization of nuclear fusion
    • Success in operating in high-performance operation condition (mode H) and at high current for 45 seconds (the highest level in the world)
    • Success in three-dimensional analysis of the instability phenomenon (ELM) developmental process of the world's first plasma boundary
    • Success in operating plasma pressure ratio (beta) to the theoretical limit (4.0 or higher)
  • Developing and producing ITER procurement items allocated for Korea
    • First completion of procuring one of the country’s 10 procurement items among the participating countries and signing of the procurement contract regarding 8 procurement items
    • Winning the contracts for 82 R&D and design services and procurement items from ITER and other participating member states (accumulated 307.5 billion won)
  • Expansion of cooperation foundation for performing the role of the pan-national plasma technology development
    • Building the network of 31 industries and academic and research organizations in the six fields including energy, environment, advanced materials, IT, BT, plasma data and simulation
    • Technology fee increase centered on plasma-derived applied research projects