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Protecting the power grid: Advanced plasma switch can make the grid more efficient for long-distance power transmission

Article describes PPPL research to help General Electric design a high-voltage power switch for converting DC current to AC current over long-distance power transmission lines.
16-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Workshop advances plans for coping with disruptions on ITER

A look at a the sixth annual three-day workshop in which scientists from around the world focused on mitigating disruptions in ITER, the international fusion facility under construction in France.
3-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Newest Supercomputer to Help Develop Fusion Energy in International Device

DOE award of 40 million core hours on Cori supercomputer to scientists at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory enables simulation of damaging disruptions so that researchers can learn how to stop them.
26-Jul-2018 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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No More Zigzags: Scientists Uncover Mechanism That Stabilizes Fusion Plasmas

Article describes simulation of physics behind elimination of sawtooth instabilities.
17-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Seth Davidovits Wins 2018 Marshall N. Rosenbluth Dissertation Award

Article describes dissertation award won by Seth Davidovits.
13-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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10 Questions for Steven Cowley, New Director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Steven Cowley, a theoretical physicist and international authority on fusion energy, became the seventh Director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPon July 1 and will be Princeton professor of astrophysical sciences on September 1.
9-Jul-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Advances in plasma and fusion science are described in Quest, PPPL’s research magazine

“Our research sheds new light on the function of plasma, the state of matter that comprises 99 percent of the visible universe,” writes Steve Cowley, new director of PPPL. Quest summarizes much of the research that occurred at PPPL over the last...
9-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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PPPL diagnostic is key to world record of German fusion experiment

Article describes XICS measurement of W7-X temperature that contributed to stellarator world record.
9-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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