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Article ID: 711489

Artificial intelligence accelerates efforts to develop clean, virtually limitless fusion energy

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Feature describes Nature paper on opening a new chapter in fusion research with artificial intelligence.

Released:
17-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711363

Physicists Improve Understanding of Heat and Particle Flow in the Edge of a Fusion Device

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

PPPL physicists have discovered valuable information about how plasma flows at the edge inside doughnut-shaped fusion devices. The findings mark an encouraging sign for the development of machines to produce fusion energy for generating electricity without creating long-term hazardous waste.

Released:
15-Apr-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711046

Ready, Set, Go: Scientists Evaluate a Novel Technique for Firing Up the Fuel That Feeds Fusion Reactions

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Article describes analytical confirmation that transient CHI, a novel device for starting up fusion plasmas, can achieve startup in future compact fusion facilities.

Released:
9-Apr-2019 4:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710844

Head of NSTX-U research is appointed deputy director for research at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Jon Menard, the head of research on the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's National Spherical Torus Experiment-Upgrade, has been named deputy director for research. Michael Zarnstorff, who held the position for 10 years, will become the chief chief scientist at PPPL, a position that will oversee strategic scientific planning.

Released:
5-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710660

Meet the User Facility Director: David Hill, DIII-D

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Inspired by the Space Needle as a child, David Hill used his education in physics to pursue fusion research. Now, he’s the director of DIII-D at General Atomics, the largest magnetic fusion experiment in the U.S.

Released:
2-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709834

Speeding the development of fusion power to create unlimited energy on Earth

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

A detailed examination of the challenges and tradeoffs in the development of a compact fusion facility with high-temperature super-conducting magnets.

Released:
19-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709785

PPPL physicist receives funding to research improvements to unique fusion device

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory physicist Sam Cohen will receive $700,000 in the form of a subcontract from a $1.25 million award from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to upgrade and operate his Princeton Field Reversed Configuration device, the PFRC-2. The data produced could allow the design of future devices that might one day be used as a portable generator.

Released:
18-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709732

DOE extends University PPPL contract

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

The DOE has extended until 2022 its contract with Princeton University to manage the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, which is dedicated to enabling the scientific breakthroughs required to develop fusion as a safe, clean and abundant energy source.

Released:
18-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709476

Tied in Knots: New Insights Into Plasma Behavior Focus on Twists and Turns

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Findings from an international team of scientists show that twisted magnetic fields can evolve in only so many ways, with the plasma inside them following a general rule.

Released:
12-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 709337

Department of Energy to Provide $30 Million for Fusion Research on International Facilities

Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a plan to provide $30 million for experimental research on magnetic fusion energy science at international fusion facilities known as tokamaks.

Released:
8-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST

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