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Scientists at PPPL Further Understanding of a Process That Causes Heat Loss in Fusion Devices

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In the past year, scientists at PPPL have made important advances in the study of secondary electron emissions.
6-Apr-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Computer Simulations of DIII-D Experiments Shed Light on Mysterious Plasma Flows

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Article describes how pumping heat into the core of plasmas can create sheared rotation that improves the performance of fusion devices.
5-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

PPPL and Max Planck Physicists Reveal Experimental Verification of a Key Source of Fast Reconnection of Magnetic Fields

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Feature describes source of acceleration of common type magnetic reconnection.
31-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Feedback System Could Allow Greater Control Over Fusion Plasma

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A physicist has created a new system that will let scientists control the energy and rotation of plasma in real time in a doughnut-shaped machine known as a tokamak.
20-Mar-2017 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Advanced Fusion Code Led by PPPL Selected to Participate in Early Science Programs on Three New DOE Office of Science Pre-Exascale Supercomputers

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Description of PPPL-led computer code selected to run on all three new pre-exascale supercomputers.
17-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Receives Two Awards for Its Green Programs

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The U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has received two awards from national agencies for its green buying practices and its composting and recycling program, the latest in a long list of honors the Lab has received for...
13-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

PPPL Scientist Uncovers Physics Behind Plasma-Etching Process

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PPPL physicist Igor Kaganovich and collaborators have uncovered some of the physics that make possible the etching of silicon computer chips, which power cell phones, computers, and a huge range of electronic devices.
27-Jan-2017 10:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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

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