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An innovative model of the dynamic magnetic field that surrounds Mercury

The first detailed model of the interaction between the solar wind and the magnetic field that surrounds Mercury, findings that could lead to improved understanding of the stronger field around Earth.
2-Apr-2020 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A new explanation for sudden collapses of heat in plasmas can help create fusion energy on Earth

PPPL researchers find that jumbled magnetic fields in the core of fusion plasmas can cause the entire plasma discharge to suddenly collapse.
30-Mar-2020 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A landmark plan for realizing fusion energy and advancing plasma science

A summary of key points of the fusion and plasma science community's year-long Community Planning Process that proposes accelerating development of these strategic fields.
19-Mar-2020 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Artificial intelligence helps prevent disruptions in fusion devices

Research led by a Princeton University graduate student demonstrates that machine learning can predict and avoid damaging disruptions to fusion facilities.
17-Mar-2020 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Permanent magnets far stronger than those on refrigerator doors could be a solution for delivering fusion energy

Permanent magnets can, in principle, greatly simplify the design and production of the complex coils of stellarator fusion facilities.
11-Mar-2020 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Feeding fusion: hydrogen ice pellets prove effective for fueling fusion plasmas

Injecting pellets of hydrogen ice rather than puffing hydrogen gas improves fusion performance. Studies by PPPL and ORNL physicists compared the two methods on the DIII-D National Fusion Facility, looking ahead to the injection fueling planned for...
10-Mar-2020 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New twist in artificial intelligence could enhance the prediction of fusion disruptions

New application of deep learning allows prediction of disruptions from raw, high-resolution data from fusion energy experiments.
26-Feb-2020 4:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Design of the W7-X fusion device enables it to overcome obstacles, scientists find

Advanced design of the world's largest and most powerful stellarator demonstrates the ability to moderate heat loss from the plasma that fuels fusion reactions.
24-Feb-2020 4:05 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

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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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