News (2016-05-27): Three relevant professional (P-4) posts are advertised on the IAEA Employment web pages under Current Vacancies. Vacancy Notice 2016/0336 is for a Unit Head, Atomic and Molecular Data Unit. The Unit Head leads a team of one other physicist and 2 computer professionals to implement the Agency’s programme on data for atomic, molecular and plasma-material interaction processes in fusion devices and other plasma applications. Vacancy Notice 2016/0266 is for a Nuclear Fusion Physicist, responsible for supporting international cooperation on fusion research activities and fostering the exchange of scientific results among partners. Vacancy Notice 2016/0265 is for a Nuclear Physicist (Accelerators), who will support international cooperation on the development of accelerator-based techniques and applications thereof, foster exchange of scientific results and support Member States through advice on the role and utilization of accelerators. (Accelerator applications for plasma-material interaction studies, materials science, atomic and molecular physics and neutral beam heating of fusion plasma could all be within the purview of this position.)

News (2015-10-03): Hyun Chung is a recipient of the 2015 John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research of the American Physical Society. The citation reads: "For creative and novel use of the hard x-ray free electron laser to isochorically create high density plasmas and accurately measure the ionization potential depression, and for new theory that addresses discrepancies with long standing models and provides stimulus for continued developments." More information on the IAEA News Centre page.

Atomic and Molecular Data Unit Activities

The Atomic and Molecular Data Unit operates within the Nuclear Data Section of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria.The primary objective of the Atomic and Molecular Data Unit is to establish and maintain internationally recommended numerical databases on atomic and molecular collision and radiative processes, atomic and molecular structure characteristics, particle-solid surface interaction processes and physico-chemical and thermo-mechanical material properties for use in fusion energy research and other plasma science and technology applications.

Databases on Atomic and Molecular Data for Fusion.


Online Computing Capabilities


Knowledge Base for Atomic, Molecular and Plasma-Material Interaction Data for Fusion

Our Unit achieves its objectives by coordinating the activities of the International Atomic and Molecular Data Center Network (DCN) and Code Center Network (CCN), initiation and conducting international Coordinated Research Projects (CRP), organization of various types of Expert's Meetings, publication of technical reports on meetings and research activities and using other forms (research contracts, research agreements, consultancies) for stimulation of the generation, collection and critical assessment of the required atomic, molecular (A+M) and plasma-material interaction (PMI) data information.

The activity of Our Unit is supervised and biennially reviewed by the Subcommittee on Atomic and Molecular Data for Fusion of the International Fusion Research Council (IFRC A+M Subcommittee).