IFMIF - the International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility – is a dedicated neutron source facility for studies of materials which is planned as part of the European fusion energy program. Its main goal will be to study properties of materials under strong irradiation by fast neutrons. It is a key facility to prepare for the construction of the DEMO Demonstration Power Plant envisaged to follow ITER.  

Poland is one of the countries which have declared interest to host the facility in Poland. The ELAMAT European Laboratory for Material Science consortium was founded in 2014 by Rzeszów University of Technology as a bottom-up initiative of the science community to prepare the proposal to site IFMIF in the Podkarpackie region of Poland.  

The role of the ELAMAT Scientific Council is to study possible extension of the objectives of the IFMIF facility beyond its standard program of material studies for thermonuclear fusion reactors. Various scientific areas, such as astrophysics, medicine, nuclear physics and new technologies are under consideration. The objective of the Scientific Council is to prepare a collection of science cases for the future facility in the form of a White Book.  

ELAMAT Scientific Council
Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences
ul. Radzikowskiego 152, 31-342 Kraków, Polska
tel.: +4812 6628202, +4812 6628128, fax: +4812 6628423,
e-mail: adam.maj@ifj.edu.pl
Scientific and industrial consortium "ELA-MAT Podkarpackie"
al. Powstańców Warszawy 12, 35-959 Rzeszów, Polska
tel.: +48 17 86 51 247, +48 17 86 51 190, fax: +48 17 85 41 260,
e-mail: elamat@prz.edu.pl