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Shake, rattle, roll: Turbulence found to disrupt the crucial magnetic fields in fusion energy devices

Scientists at PPPL have discovered that turbulence may play an increased role in affecting the self-driven, or bootstrap, current in plasma that is necessary for tokamak fusion reactions.
18-Oct-2019 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Staircase to the stars: Turbulence in fusion plasmas may not be all bad

Surprise discovery shows that turbulence at the edge of the plasma may facilitate production of fusion energy.
16-Oct-2019 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Bob Ellis: New chief engineer at PPPL has designed components for fusion experiments around the world

PPPL's new chief engineer has collaborated on major fusion experiments in the U.S. and around the world in his 38-year career at the Laboratory.
15-Oct-2019 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Public-private INFUSE projects to speed fusion development housed at PPPL

A look at four INFUSE projects to speed the development of fusion energy that PPPL is working on.
15-Oct-2019 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Princeton supercomputer advances fusion research at PPPL

Princeton University officially launches a new supercomputer, Traverse, that will accelerate development of the science at PPPL to bring the fusion that powers the sun and stars to Earth.
11-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Light My Fire: How to Startup Fusion Devices Every Time

Researchers have constructed a framework for starting and raising a fusion plasma to temperatures rivaling the sun in hundreds of milliseconds.
9-Oct-2019 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Versatile physics leader Stefan Gerhardt elected an APS fellow

Profile of physicist Stefan Gerhardt who has been elected a 2019 fellow of the American Physical Society.
3-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Barbara Garcia: A first-generation college student spends summer doing research at PPPL

Barbara Garcia, a Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship program participant, used the resourcefulness and independence she acquired as a first-generation college student during her summer of research at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
24-Sep-2019 3:05 PM 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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