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New Feedback System Could Allow Greater Control Over Fusion Plasma


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


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


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


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


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

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