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The Blob That Ate the Tokamak: Physicists Gain Understanding of How Bubbles at the Edge of Plasmas Can Drain Heat and Reduce Fusion Reaction Efficiency

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Scientists at PPPL have completed new simulations that could provide insight into how blobs at the plasma edge behave. The simulations, produced by a code called XGC1 developed by a national team based at PPPL, performed kinetic simulations of two...
19-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Innovative Design Using Loops of Liquid Metal Can Improve Future Fusion Power Plants, Scientists Say

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Article describes proposed design for production of steady-state plasma in future fusion power plants.
17-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

PPPL Takes Detailed Look at 2-D Structure of Turbulence in Tokamaks

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Article describes study of cross-correlation of turbulence in tokamaks.
13-Oct-2017 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

PPPL and General Atomics team up to make TRANSP code widely available

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Feature describes coupling of TRANSP and OMFIT codes to expand the TRANSP global
6-Oct-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Led by PPPL Provides Reassurance That Heat Flux Will Be Manageable in ITER

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Article describes simulated prediction of heat flux that ITER divertor plates will be able to tolerate.
26-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

PPPL Physicist Francesca Poli Named ITER Scientist Fellow

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Article describes new ITER Scientist Fellow.
21-Sep-2017 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Physicists Propose New Way to Stabilize Next-Generation Fusion Plasmas

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Recent experiments conducted on the DIII-D National Fusion Facility suggest that up to 40 percent of high-energy particles are lost during tokamak fusion reactions because of Alfvén waves.
12-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Team Led by Graduate Student at PPPL Produces Unique Simulation of Magnetic Reconnection

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Feature describes new application of fluid model to reconnection in space plasmas.
8-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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