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Article ID: 700699

A prize-winning measurement device could aid a wide range of industries

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Companies dealing with liquids ranging from wastewater to molten metals could benefit from a prize-winning device developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Princeton University.

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18-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700387

Nat Fisch receives Fusion Power Associates’ Distinguished Career Award

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Feature describes lifetime career award for PPPL physicist and professor Nat Fisch.

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12-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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    10-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700112

Discovered: Optimal Magnetic Fields for Suppressing Instabilities in Tokamaks

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Embargoed news release reports discovery of important new method for reducing instabilities in fusion plasmas without triggering fresh instabilities that can damage a fusion facility's walls.

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6-Sep-2018 12:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699911

New graduate student summer school launches at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Graduate physics students from across the country recently descended on PPPL for the first PPPL Graduate Summer School — a series of lectures the week of Aug. 13 on topics in the field of plasma physics and an opportunity to meet other students with similar research interests.

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4-Sep-2018 10:30 AM EDT

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Article ID: 699561

Artificial intelligence project to help bring the power of the sun to Earth is picked for first U.S. exascale system

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Piece describes selection of deep learning system for predicting fusion disruptions as one of 10 Aurora Early Science exascale projects.

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27-Aug-2018 10:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699457

Undergraduate Students Extoll Benefits of National Laboratory Research Internships in Fusion and Plasma Science

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

On August 15, a cohort of undergraduate students who had participated in the Summer Undergraduate Laboratory Internship and Community College Internship programs presented the results of the plasma physics work they had completed since their internships began on June 11.

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23-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 699344

Steady as she goes: Scientists tame damaging plasma instabilities and pave the way for efficient fusion on Earth

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

In a set of recent experiments, scientists have tamed a damaging plasma instability in a way that could lead to the efficient and steady-state operation of ITER, the international tokamak experiment under construction in France to demonstrate the practicality of fusion power.

Released:
22-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699126

Protecting the Power Grid: Advanced Plasma Switch Can Make the Grid More Efficient for Long-Distance Power Transmission

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Article describes PPPL research to help General Electric design a high-voltage power switch for converting DC current to AC current over long-distance power transmission lines.

Released:
16-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698558

Workshop advances plans for coping with disruptions on ITER

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

A look at a the sixth annual three-day workshop in which scientists from around the world focused on mitigating disruptions in ITER, the international fusion facility under construction in France.

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3-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT

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