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PPPL Physicist Uncovers Clues to Mechanism Behind Magnetic Reconnection


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

Top 10 PPPL Stories That You Shouldn’t Miss


List of the top 10 laboratory stories in 2016.
6-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Feeding the Ravenous Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy


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

Scientists Develop a Path Toward Improved High-Energy Accelerators


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

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