Menu Close

Issue 1, 2023, p. 80-89


Superconductivity and controlled fusion (review of the international conferences EUCAS-2023 and MT-28)

V.S. Vysotsky

All-Russian scientific research and development cable institute («VNIIKP»), 111024, Moscow, Russia




In September 2023, two major international conferences on technical superconductivity were held in a row. European Conference on Applied Superconductivity EUCAS-2023 (September 3 – 7 in Bologna, Italy) and the 28th Conference on Magnetic Technologies (September 10 – 15 in Aix-en-Provence, France). For the first time, after the long Covid break, these conferences were held in person. Conference participants received great satisfaction from the opportunities for personal communication after four years of Covid restrictions. Despite the known difficulties, the author of the article managed to attend both conferences. In the article, the author shares his impressions of the organization and conduct of conferences, the awards awarded for scientific achievements, and also discusses several interesting reports related to the use of superconductivity for controlled thermonuclear fusion.

Keywords: superconductivity, high-temperature superconductivity, applications of superconductivity, magnetic technologies, controlled thermonuclear fusion.


[1] UCASu20132023 //, 2023. URL

[2] V.S.Vysocky, Elektrichestvo 1, 69 (2022).).

[3] V.S. Vysocky, Elektrichestvo, 6, 75 (2022).

[4] ESAS //, 2023. URL:

[5] IEEE Transaction on Applied Superconductivity //, 2023. URL:

[6] IEEE CSC //, 2023. URL:

[7] ITER,, 2023. URL:

[8] MT–28,, 2023. URL:!en

[9] Ivanov D. P. et al, Atomnaya energiya, 45, 171 (1978).

[10] Belyakov et al., Soviet Atomic Energy 52, 103 (1982).

[11] J.L. Duchateau et al., Fusion Engineering and Design 81, 2297 (2006).

[12] Proektnyj centr ITER,, 2023. URL:

[13] Dr. Aldo Di Zenobio et al., Design of the superconducting magnet system and status of the construction of the DTT facility, paper presented at EUCAS -2023, Bolonga, Italy. September 3-7, 2023.

[14] Jinxing Zheng et al., Research and Development Progress of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Superconducting Magnets in China, paper 5PL-1, presented at MT-28, Aix u2013 en u2013 Provence, France, September 10-15, 2023.

[15] Z. Hartwig et al., Overview of the SPARC Toroidal Field Model Coil Project // ASC u2013 2022. Honolulu, Hawaii, November 2022.

[16] US Patent WO2021178697A1, 2021

[17] C. Sanabria et al., The SPARC Tokamak Central Solenoid Model Coil, paper 2OrM1-2, presented at MT-28, Aix u2013 en u2013 Provence, France, September 10-15, 2023.