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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


Ten PPPL stories you may have missed from 2018 — plus a special bonus

Feature summarizes and links to discoveries and breakthroughs at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in 2018, plus a profile of the knight who leads the laboratory.
8-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


New findings reveal the behavior of turbulence in the exceptionally hot solar corona

Astrophysicists are keen to learn why the sun’s corona is so hot. Scientists at PPPL have completed research that may advance the search.
21-Dec-2018 10:40 AM EST Add to Favorites


Lithium earns honors for three physicists working to bring the energy that powers the sun to Earth

Feature describes research of three PPPL physicists who have won the laboratory's 2018 outstanding research awards
19-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Team Led by PPPL Wins Time on Three Supercomputers to Study the Complex Edge of Fusion Plasmas

Article describes INCITE award of major time on three supercomputers to PPPL-let team to study the complex edge of fusion plasmas.
14-Dec-2018 4:55 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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