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Scientists Create First Laboratory Generation of High-Energy Shock Waves That Accelerate Astrophysical Particles

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Feature describes first laboratory generation of high-energy shock waves.
14-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Machine Learning Technique Offers Insight Into Plasma Behavior

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A paper by graduate student Matthew Parsons describes the application of machine learning to avoiding plasma disruptions, which will be crucial to ensuring the longevity of future large tokamaks.
13-Jul-2017 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

PPPL Researchers Demonstrate First Hot Plasma Edge in a Fusion Facility

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Article describes first experimental finding of constant temperature throughout a fusion plasma.
5-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

PPPL-Led Team Wins Major Award of Time on DOE Supercomputers for Fusion Studies in 2017

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Article describes ALCC allotment of 269.9 million supercomputer hours to study the complex edge region of fusion plasmas.
22-Jun-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

U.S.-China Collaboration Makes Excellent Start in Optimizing Lithium to Control Fusion Plasmas

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Feature describes testing different lithium injectors on China's EAST tokamak.
13-Jun-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Physicists Discover That Lithium Oxide on Tokamak Walls Can Improve Plasma Performance

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A team of physicists has found that a coating of lithium oxide on the inside of fusion machines known as tokamaks can absorb as much deuterium as pure lithium can.
19-May-2017 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Perform First Basic Physics Simulation of Spontaneous Transition of the Edge of Fusion Plasma to Crucial High-Confinement Mode

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PPPL physicists have simulated the spontaneous transition of turbulence at the edge of a fusion plasma to the high-confinement mode that sustains fusion reactions. The research was achieved with the extreme-scale plasma turbulence code XGC developed...
18-May-2017 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Model of Plasma Stability Could Help Researchers Predict and Avoid Disruptions in Fusion Machines

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PPPL physicists have helped develop a new computer model of plasma stability in doughnut-shaped fusion machines known as tokamaks. The model could help scientists predict when a plasma might become unstable and then avoid the underlying conditions.
10-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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