The U.S. Burning Plasma Organization (USBPO) is a national organization of scientists and engineers involved in researching the properties of magnetically confined burning fusion plasmas.

• Announcements
• Director's Corner - C.M. Greenfield
• Topical Group Research Highlight - D.G. Whyte, H.S. Barnard, Z.S. Hartwig, et al.
• ITPA Update
• Schedule of Burning Plasma Events
• Contact and Contribution Information

  • Modes of Research Participation on ITERLeaders: Rajesh Maingi and Mike Walker
    A USBPO working group, formed in 2012, to provide input to the ITER Organization, to help define how ITER will operate as an experimental device.
  • Disruption Mitigation Task GroupLeaders: Robert Granetz, John Wesley
    The US ITER Project Office has the responsibility to provide ITER's Disruption Mitigation System.

A new diagnostic technique provides time-resolved measurements of PFC surface composition over a large surface area, without the resource intensive need to remove PFCs for ex-situ analysis.