PPPL physicist Fatima Ebrahimi has published a paper showing that magnetic reconnection — the process in which magnetic field lines snap together and release energy — can be triggered by motion in nearby magnetic fields.
23-Jan-2017 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites
PPPL Physicists Make First-Ever Direct Observation of Collisional Plasmoid Instability During Magnetic Reconnection in a Laboratory Setting
PPPL physicists have for the first time directly observed a phenomenon that had previously only been hypothesized to exist. The phenomenon, plasmoid instabilities that occur during collisional magnetic reconnection, had until this year only been...
6-Jan-2017 2:55 PM EST Add to Favorites
List of the top 10 laboratory stories in 2016.
6-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites
Feature describes improved method for simulating collisionless accretion disk around supermassive Sagittarius A* at center of Milky Way.
22-Dec-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites
Article describes new theoretical framework for stabilizing high-energy accelerators.
15-Dec-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites
Magnetic Reconnection Research Sheds Light on Explosive Phenomena in Astrophysics and Fusion Experiments
Article provides perspective on latest research on magnetic reconnection.
8-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites
PPPL and Max Planck Physicists Confirm the Precision of Magnetic Fields in the Most Advanced Stellarator in the World
Article describes the remarkable fidelity of the magnetic field of the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator to the complex design of the field.
2-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites
PPPL and Princeton Researchers Propose an Explanation for the Mysterious Onset of a Universal Process
Article describes physics behind fast magnetic reconnection.
22-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites
2-Feb-2016 4:05 PM EST