Institute for Plasma Research is an autonomous R & D organization under the authority of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India situated near west banks of river Sabarmati in Gujarat, India. This institute is largely involved in theoretical and experimental studies in plasma science including basic plasma physics, magnetically confined hot plasmas and plasma technologies for industrial application. The institute owns two operational tokamaks (a machine for controlling thermonuclear fusion) - ADITYA and Steady State Tokamak (SST) - 1. FCIPT, ITER-India and CPP-IPR, located in Gandhinagar and Guwahati are three divisions under IPR.

Recent Developments
ADITYA (hindi word meaning SUN) is the first indigenously designed and built tokamak of India. Plasma discharges at toroidal field of 8.0 kG for nearly 100ms time with 80 - 100kA current, are being regularly studied in this little replica of SUN.

ITER-India developments

3MW, Dual output (27/18kV) HVPS at ITER-India lab
Under the MoU and Technology transfer agreement, M/s. ECIL has delivered 3MW High Voltage Power Supply (HVPS) with Dual output of 27/18kV. Layout for HVPS is performed to meet the building provisions at ITER

Upcoming Colloquium

by Shankar Mahadevan
Esgee Technologies Inc., Texas, U.S.

Tuesday, 24th November at 3:30PM, Seminar Hall