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Steven Cowley named director of DOE’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Steven Cowley, a theoretical physicist and international authority on fusion energy, has been named director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), effective July 1.
16-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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PPPL Physicists to Create New X-Ray Diagnostics for the WEST Fusion Device in France

A team of PPPL scientists has won a DOE Office of Science award to develop new X-ray diagnostics for WEST — the Tungsten (W) Environment in Steady-state Tokamak — in Cadarache, France.
11-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Testing of Model Improves Confidence in the Performance of ITER

Article describes effect of ion and electron heating on multiscale turbulence in fusion plasmas.
20-Apr-2018 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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William Tang Wins 2018 Global Impact Award to Advance Development of Ai Software to Help Create “a Star on Earth”

Article announces William Tang's NVIDIA award.
2-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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PPPL-Led Research Enhances Performance of Germany’s New Fusion Device

Feature describes use of PPPL-provided trim coils to correct W7-X error fields during fusion experiments.
29-Mar-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Halos Look Good on Angels, but Could Damage Fusion Energy Devices

A team of researchers has compiled a database of information from five fusion machines and found that halo currents could damage the walls of fusion devices like ITER, the international experiment under construction in France to demonstrate the...
22-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Chirping Is Welcome in Birds but Not in Fusion Devices – Scientists Show That Weak Turbulence Makes Chirping More Likely

Article describes conditions that lead to plasma chirping that signals loss of heat that can slow fusion reactions.
16-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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First Plasma for New Machine to Study Puzzling Process That Occurs Throughout the Universe

Announcement describes completion of construction of FLARE, a powerful new machine to study magnetic reconnection.
15-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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