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Blowing bubbles: PPPL scientist confirms novel way to launch and drive current in fusion plasmas

PPPL physicist Fatima Ebrahimi has used high-resolution computer simulations to confirm the practicality of the CHI start-up technique. The simulations show that CHI could produce electric current continuously in larger, more powerful tokamaks than...
18-Nov-2019 2:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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PPPL wins $70,000 in project funding from DOE for entrepreneurship

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory receives funding from the U.S. Department of Energy for two projects to encourage entrepreneurship and mentor and encourage potential entrepreneurs.
13-Nov-2019 10:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Nuclear warheads? This robot can find them

PPPL and Princeton University are developing a unique neutron-detector robot for arms control and nuclear security purposes. The robot recently passed a key neutron-detection test.
13-Nov-2019 7:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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PPPL findings: From new fusion developments to surprises in astrophysics at global plasma physics gathering

Feature wraps-up wide-ranging PPPL talks on fusion and plasma science at the 61st American Physical Society-Department of Plasma Physics conference.
28-Oct-2019 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Janardhan Manickam, Former Head of Theory Division and International Collaborator, Passes Away

PPPL physicist Janardhan (Manny) Manickam was an international collaborator who was head of the Theory Division and an expert in magnetohydrodynamics and helped develop the PEST computer code used to predict disruptions in fusion experiments.
24-Oct-2019 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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International honors for PPPL post-doctoral fellows helping to bring a star to earth

Profile of PPPL's Chris Smiet and Rupak Mukherjee and the post-doctoral honors they have won.
23-Oct-2019 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Shake, rattle, roll: Turbulence found to disrupt the crucial magnetic fields in fusion energy devices

Scientists at PPPL have discovered that turbulence may play an increased role in affecting the self-driven, or bootstrap, current in plasma that is necessary for tokamak fusion reactions.
18-Oct-2019 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Staircase to the stars: Turbulence in fusion plasmas may not be all bad

Surprise discovery shows that turbulence at the edge of the plasma may facilitate production of fusion energy.
16-Oct-2019 4:20 PM EDT 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

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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

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PPPL Collaborators Congratulate Team at Wendelstein 7-X Fusion Reactor

2-Feb-2016 4:05 PM EST

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