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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


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


Drifting and Bouncing Particles Can Help Maintain Stability in High-Performance Fusion Plasmas

Physicists at PPPL have recently found that drifting particles in plasma can forestall instabilities that reduce the pressure crucial to high-performance fusion reactions inside these facilities.
12-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Big Steps Toward Control of Production of Tiny Building Blocks

Article describes use of new diagnostics to advance understanding of the plasma nanosynthesis of widely used nanoparticles.
6-Mar-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Plasma Bubbles Help Trigger Massive Magnetic Events in Outer Space

Scientists at PPPL have discovered key conditions that give rise to fast magnetic reconnection, the process that triggers solar flares, auroras, and geomagnetic storms that can disrupt signal transmissions and other electrical activities, including...
27-Feb-2018 3:50 PM EST Add to Favorites


Fusion Breakthroughs Among Highlights of the Department of Energy’s Research Milestones During the Past 40 Years

Article describes fusion breakthroughs cited by DOE Office of Science among research milestones of the past 40 years.
16-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


The Mysteries of Plasma and Solar Eruptions Earn PPPL Graduate an Astrophysics Prize

Article describes dissertation award for graduate of Princeton University Department of Astrophysical Sciences.
13-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Smooth Sailing: PPPL Develops an Integrated Approach to Understand How to Better Control Plasma Instabilities

PPPL physicist Francesca Poli and coauthors recently published findings that describe an approach that for the first time simultaneously simulates the plasma, the magnetic islands, and the feedback control from waves that provide so-called electron...
12-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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