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PPPL Physicist Uncovers Clues to Mechanism Behind Magnetic Reconnection

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Article describes physics behind fast magnetic reconnection.
22-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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