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Confirming a little-understood source of the process behind northern lights and the formation of stars

Feature describes the first fully kinetic model of plasma particles showing that fast reconnection can indeed occur in partially ionized plasma.
18-Feb-2019 9:40 AM EST Add to Favorites


Novel Experiment Validates a Widely Speculated and Important Mechanism During the Formation of Stars and Planets

Feature describes use of Magnetorotational Instability Experiment at PPPL to confirm an important mechanism involved in star formation.
5-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Fast action: A novel device may provide rapid control of plasma disruptions in a fusion facility

Feature describes prototype of new device that mitigates disruption of fusion plasmas faster than the most developed techniques today.
24-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Remote-Control Plasma Physics Experiment is Named One of Top Webcams of 2018

EarthCam names remote-control experiment at PPPL one of 25 most interesting Webcams of 2018.
22-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Fiery sighting: A new physics of eruptions that damage fusion experiments

Feature describes first direct sighting of a trigger for bursts of heat that can disrupt fusion reactions.
16-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Found: A precise method for determining how waves and particles affect fusion reactions

Like surfers catching ocean waves, particles within plasma can ride waves oscillating through the plasma during fusion energy experiments. Now a team of physicists led by PPPL has devised a faster method to determine how much this interaction...
14-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Turn, turn, turn: New findings bring physicists closer to understanding the formation of planets and stars

New findings further the understanding of a machine known as the magnetorotational instability experiment, which is named for and brings us closer to detecting the source of the instability that causes interstellar gas and dust to collapse into...
9-Jan-2019 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Scientists inch closer to fusion energy with discovery of a process that stabilizes plasmas

Feature describes newly discovered stabilizing effect of underappreciated 1983 finding that variations in plasma temperature can influence the growth of magnetic islands that lead to disruption of fusion plasmas.
8-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST 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


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


PPPL Collaborators Congratulate Team at Wendelstein 7-X Fusion Reactor

2-Feb-2016 4:05 PM EST

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