Alessandro Lampasi

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Introduction

Welcome to the ENEA web page of Alessandro Lampasi.

Here you can find information about Alessandro Lampasi and his projects and activities.

Please, visit the following pages:

  • Home - This page (OK, you are already visiting it).
  • About - The main personal and professional information about Alessandro Lampasi.
  • Publications - The list of publications.
  • Projects & Test Facilities - Description of some projects and electrical facilities available in ENEA Frascati.
  • Events - A summary of some past and incoming events.
  • Information for students - Information on PhDs, theses and other opportunities available for University students.
  • Contacts - How you can contact us.

News

Some recent and old (but still interesting) news are reported in the following.

International Workshop on Supercapacitors and Energy Storage 2019

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After the successes in 2016, 2017 and 2018, the International Workshop on Supercapacitors and Energy Storage was held in Bologna on 27-28 June 2019.

Workshop website See presentations and pictures

Special Issue "Advances in Supercapacitor Technology and Applications"

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The journal Energies, having Impact Factor 2.676, publishes a special issue titled "Advances in Supercapacitor Technology and Applications".

The Special Issue Guest Editors are Alon Kuperman (Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheba, Israel) and Alessandro Lampasi (ENEA, Italy).

This special issue is now open for submission.

Special Issue website Special Issue flyer

Divertor Tokamak Test (DTT) Green Book

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One of the main challenges in the European fusion roadmap is to design a heat and power exhaust system able to withstand the large loads expected in the divertor of a DEMO fusion power plant. A specific project has been launched to investigate alternative power exhaust solutions for DEMO, aimed at the definition and the design of a Divertor Tokamak Test (DTT) facility.

DTT website Read the DTT Green Book

International Workshop on Supercapacitors and Energy Storage 2018

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After the successes in 2016 and 2017, a new Workshop on Supercapacitors and Energy Storage with new contents was hosted in Salerno on 31 May and 1 June 2018.

Workshop website See presentations and pictures

International Workshop on Supercapacitors and Energy Storage 2017

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After the success in May 2016, a new Workshop on Supercapacitors and Energy Storage with new contents was held in Valsamoggia, Bologna on May 23, 2017.

See presentations and pictures

CS SNUs delivered to Japan

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On Sunday, 2 October 2016, the switching network units (SNUs) for the central solenoid (CS) of JT-60SA were delivered to Japan.

The 4 CS SNUs were procured by ENEA for the tokamak JT-60SA that is under construction in Naka, Japan, in the framework of the "Broader Approach" agreement between Europe and Japan.

The SNU voyage was longer than expected from the port of La Spezia in Italy to the port of Yokohama in Japan.

Read more JT-60SA website

CARM Conceptual Design Report and Workshop

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The Cyclotron Auto-Resonance Maser (CARM) is a project for the development of a 250 GHz radiofrequency source for plasma fusion at the ENEA Frascati Research Center.

The motivation that suggested to undertake this project is the unavailability of electromagnetic sources that fully meet the demands of future heating, current drive, and diagnostics systems in the Electron Cyclotron range of frequency (ECRF).

An internation workshop on the CARM advancements was held in ENEA Frascati on 3-4 November 2016.

Read CARM Conceptual Design Report

Last CS SNU container shipped to JT-60SA

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ENEA is procuring 4 switching network units (SNUs) for the central solenoid (CS) of JT-60SA, the tokamak that is under construction in Naka, Japan, in the framework of the "Broader Approach" agreement between Europe and Japan.

The 4 CS SNUs were successfully tested and are ready for delivery to Japan by September 2016.

Read more JT-60SA website

Workshop on Supercapacitors and Energy Storage

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The Workshop was successfully held in ENEA Frascati on 13 May 2016.

Supercapacitors (also known as ultracapacitors, electrochemical capacitors or double-layer capacitors) feature exceptional capacitance values (even hundreds or thousands of farads), several orders of magnitude higher than traditional devices. Supercapacitor technologies are relatively new on the market. The achievable performances are expected to be higher and higher at lower and lower costs.

See presentations and pictures

ENEA can test transformer losses

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All the power transformers sold in Europe must comply with the maximum losses fixed by the Regulation EU 548/2014 ("Ecodesign"). An additional stage with stricter minimum standards is planned for 2021.

The laboratories of the ENEA Research Center in Frascati can test transformer losses.

EU Regulation Know more

Divertor Tokamak Test (DTT) proposal

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One of the main challenges in the European fusion roadmap is to design a heat and power exhaust system able to withstand the large loads expected in the divertor of a DEMO fusion power plant. A specific project has been launched to investigate alternative power exhaust solutions for DEMO, aimed at the definition and the design of a Divertor Tokamak Test (DTT) facility.

The power supply and electrical systems of the DTT facility will be presented at the 29th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT) in Prague.

The DTT proposal will be presented in the invited talk "Design and definition of a Divertor Tokamak Test facility".

DTT website Read the DTT report