Decennial IAEA Technical Meeting on Atomic, Molecular and Plasma-Interaction Data for Fusion Science and Technology

The Decennial IAEA Technical Meeting on Atomic, Molecular and Plasma-Material Interaction Data for Fusion Science and Technology 2024 (AMPMI24) will be held at University of Helsinki, Finland. The meeting focuses on current data activities concerning atomic and molecular processes relevant for fusion plasmas as well as on plasma-surface and plasma-material processes with fusion materials. The meeting fosters global collaboration for fusion research and development in the public and private sectors, identifies priorities for fusion data activities and recommends future focus points for the IAEA's Atomic and Molecular Data Unit.

History and Overview

For over 50 years the IAEA's Atomic and Molecular Data (AMD) Unit has facilitated collaborative international research for the production, evaluation and recommendation of data for for global fusion energy research. The AMD Unit maintains both numerical and bibliographic databases for fusion and organizes international coordinated research projects (CRPs), meetings, workshops and schools to review atomic and molecular (AM) and plasma-surface interaction (PSI) as well as plasma-material interaction (PMI) research for fusion [3-5].

This Decennial Technical Meeting series on AMPMI data has an overarching feature to collect both data users and producers on AM and PSI/PMI communities and to review the recent activities and to recommend new ones. The previously organized Decennial Technical Meetings:

  • 1976, Culham Laboratory (UK): formulated, for the first time, a comprehensive scope for AM data needs for fusion.
  • 1980, Fontenay-aux-Roses (France): reviewed the status of data needs in relation to experimental programmes of large tokamaks.
  • 1992, Cadarache (France): reviewed and identified new data needs for large operating fusion machines.
  • 2002, Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany): reconsidered data needs in the light of further increases in the size and power of experimental fusion devices and the early use of deuterium-tritium fuel in these machines.
  • 2014, Korea Institute of Fusion Energy (formerly the National Fusion Research Institute; Korea): this meeting's goal was to advance data-oriented research on AM and PMI processes and properties important for fusion as well as to promote collaboration among fusion experimentalists and those in the field of the calculation or measurement of relevant fundamental data.

The 2024 Decennial meeting will continue to act as a forum for fusion data users to interact with data providers with an aim to advance the fruitful communication between these two communities for finding gaps and needs in fusion data.

As private fusion companies and enterprises have entered the fusion sector in recent years, the Decennial meeting welcomes participation of the private fusion sector and promotes further private-public partnerships in fusion knowledge exchange.


Scientists engaged in research related to nuclear fusion, at any stage of their career, who are involved in the quantitative and qualitative study, measurement, analysis, modelling, simulation or prediction of processes in fusion plasmas or plasma-wall interactions in fusion devices, using or producing fundamental data on these processes. Both experimental and theoretical approaches are welcomed.

The IAEA is committed to the promotion of gender equality in all its activities and qualified women scientists are particularly encouraged to participate in the meeting.


All persons wishing to participate the event must be nominated by an IAEA Member State. For registration and further information about the nomination process, please see this event's dedicated Indico page.

We welcome proposals for both oral and poster presentations at this meeting. Abstract submission is now open.

The IAEA does not share meeting participant information with third parties for accommodation booking or any other purposes; emails from such third parties (for example, "Global Travel Experts") offering to arrange travel or accommodation for this event should be ignored.


26 participants from 10 countries.

Connor BALLANCE Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Sebastiján BREZINSEK Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), Germany
David COSTER Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany
Ursel FANTZ Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany
Fredric GRANBERG Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland
Rémy GUIRLET IRFM, CEA Cadarache, France
Christian HILL IAEA
Alisher KADYROV Faculty of Science and Engineering, Curtin University, Australia
KAWATE Tomoko National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan
Andreas KIRSCHNER Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), Germany
Vincenzo LAPORTA CNR Bari, Italy
Sabina MARKELJ Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Dmitry MATVEEV Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), Germany
MURAKAMI Izumi National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan
Martin O'MULLANE Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Olivier PEYRUSSE Laboratoire LP3, Aix-Marseille Université, France
Yuri RALCHENKO National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States of America
Nathaniel SAURA Physique des Interactions Ioniques et Moléculaires (PIIM), Aix-Marseille Université (AMU), France
Masashi SHIMADA Idaho National Laboratory, United States of America
Udo VON TOUSSAINT Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany
Brian WIRTH Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, United States of America
Haishan ZHOU Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ASIPP), China
Xavier BONNIN ITER, France
Rémi DELAPORTE-MATHURIN Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America