Ángel Ibarra, IFMIF-Dones Project Leader

"Granada will be the world reference for the development of fusion materials, but also for accelerator technologies"

The researcher explains the IFMIF-DONES project and advances the 2020 objectives and the impact this infrastructure will have on a global and local level.


European project celebrates its first General Assembly for the implementation of a particle accelerator in Granada

The DONES Preparatory Phase will address financial, legal and organisational aspects for the construction of the IFMIF-DONES infrastructure in Escuzar.
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Conference San Diego

Granada will hold the International Conference on Fusion Reactor Materials in 2021

It will be the first time that this international conference is held in Spain, highlight of the high scientific and technological level of our country in the field of fusion energy.

International renowned experts meet at CIEMAT headquarters to review DONES design

The meetings have addressed the detection of improvement areas and optimization of solutions proposed in the design of the DONES facility.

CSN hosts the first meeting of the IFMIF-DONES liaison committee

The meeting addressed the general lines of operation for the working group to analyse the facility’s licensing strategy. The creation of this committee is an essential impulse for Spain’s candidacy.

Frascati, headquarters of the 8th Technical Meeting of the WPENS-DONES Project

This semi-annual meeting has as its main objective the presentation of the most significant advances in the design of the different systems of the future IFMIF-DONES facility.

LIPAc accelerator breaks ion current world record

Reaching such a high current is a huge success and it ensures the feasibility of the project drawn up for the construction of DONES.

A meeting with Polish companies and institutions promotes the participation in the IFMIF-DONES project

The event, celebrated on September 17, also allows to identify the areas for a possible Polish contribution.




The CIEMAT (Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas) is a public research body assigned to the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities under the General Secretariat for Scientific Policy Coordination, focusing on energy and environment and the technologies related. It has offices in different regions of Spain, and its activity is structured around projects which form a bridge between R&D&I and social interest goals.

University of Granada

The University of Granada (UGR) is a public university founded by the Emperor Charles V in the year 1531 and built on a centuries-old teaching tradition. It is one of the most significant universities in Europe in terms of its historical importance. The UGR is recognised internationally for its quality in higher education, teaching, research and outreach. National and international rankings reflect this UGR’s position among the top universities.

Learn more about IFMIF DONES project

Looking for more information from the project? Take a look to IFMIF DONES website.
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This newsletter has been elaborated by the DONES Preparatory Phase project. This project has received funding from the Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018 under grant agreement No 870186. The information herein reflects only the author’s view and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of it.
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