The Group of Experimental Physics is responsible for the operation and scientific exploitation of the Portuguese tokamak - ISTTOK - and collaboration with other fusion devices like ITER, AUG, JET, TJ-II, TCV, W7-X, TCA/Br and COMPASS by developing diagnostics and real-time control systems, participating in the experimental campaigns and collaborating in the modeling, data analysis and development of numerical codes.
The GEP host as well new innovative concepts such as the Quantum Plasmas Laboratory, seeking to understand the behavior of very cold plasmas created from laser-cooled atoms, with ion temperatures in the mili-kelvin range, and electron temperatures below 1 kelvin.
Group Leader: Horácio Fernandes
Deputy Leader: Carlos Silva
Horácio Fernandes, Group Leader:hf at ipfn.tecnico.ulisboa.pt
Carlos Silva, Deputy Leader:csilva at ipfn.tecnico.ulisboa.pt