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New Technique Could Streamline Design of Intricate Fusion Device

Stellarators, twisty machines that house fusion reactions, rely on complex magnetic coils that are challenging to design and build. Now, a PPPL physicist has developed a mathematical technique to help simplify the design of the coils.
21-Aug-2019 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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PPPL physicist Stoltzfus-Dueck will explore the performance of fusion plasma with an Early Career Research Award

Profile of PPPL recipient of a 2019 DOE Early Career Research Award.
12-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Improving the Magnetic Bottle That Controls Fusion Power on Earth

The exhaustive detection method that discovered the error field in the initial run of the NSTX-U tokamak could serve as a model for error-field detection in future tokamaks.
5-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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PPPL apprenticeship program offers young people chance to earn while they learn high-tech careers

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Labor, has embarked on a new apprenticeship program to teach high-tech skills to young people through four years of on-the-job training and technical courses.
1-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A shock to behold: Earthbound scientists complement space missions by reproducing the dynamics behind astronomical shocks

Article describes first laboratory measurement of the precursors to high-energy astronomical shocks.
29-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Small but Mighty: A Mini Plasma-Powered Satellite Now Under Construction May Launch a New Era in Space Exploration

News release reports development of a cubic satellite, or CubeSat, as testbed for a microthruster with unique capabilities.
25-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Seeing more clearly: Revised computer code accurately models an instability in fusion plasmas

Subatomic particles zip around fusion machines known as tokamaks and sometimes merge, releasing large amounts of energy. Now, physicists have confirmed that an updated computer code could help to predict and ultimately prevent the particles from...
24-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Physicist Rajesh Maingi heads nationwide liquid metal strategy program for fusion devices

PPPL physicist Rajesh Maingi co-leads national program to develop strategy for use of flowing liquid lithium in fusion devices.
22-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Steve Cowley: The knight who leads the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has “the most fun job”

Profile of Steve Cowley, new director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory whom the Queen of England knighted in October.
5-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST

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An Interview with Shannon Swilley Greco, New Vice Chair of the APS Forum on Outreach and Engaging the Public

Shannon Swilley Greco, a program leader in the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's Science Education Office, is vice chair elect of the American Physical Society's Forum on Outreach and Engaging the Public.
1-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT

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PPPL Collaborators Congratulate Team at Wendelstein 7-X Fusion Reactor

2-Feb-2016 4:05 PM EST

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