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


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


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


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

Scientists at PPPL Further Understanding of a Process That Causes Heat Loss in Fusion Devices


In the past year, scientists at PPPL have made important advances in the study of secondary electron emissions.
6-Apr-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Computer Simulations of DIII-D Experiments Shed Light on Mysterious Plasma Flows


Article describes how pumping heat into the core of plasmas can create sheared rotation that improves the performance of fusion devices.
5-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

PPPL and Max Planck Physicists Reveal Experimental Verification of a Key Source of Fast Reconnection of Magnetic Fields


Feature describes source of acceleration of common type magnetic reconnection.
31-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Feedback System Could Allow Greater Control Over Fusion Plasma


A physicist has created a new system that will let scientists control the energy and rotation of plasma in real time in a doughnut-shaped machine known as a tokamak.
20-Mar-2017 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Advanced Fusion Code Led by PPPL Selected to Participate in Early Science Programs on Three New DOE Office of Science Pre-Exascale Supercomputers


Description of PPPL-led computer code selected to run on all three new pre-exascale supercomputers.
17-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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