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instability

A Quick and Easy Way to Shut down Instabilities in Fusion...

Scientists have discovered a remarkably simple way to suppress a common instability that can halt fusion reactions and damage the walls of reactors built...
lithium

Physicists Discover That Lithium Oxide on Tokamak Walls Can Improve Plasma...

Lithium compounds improve plasma performance in fusion devices just as well as pure lithium does, a team of physicists at the U.S. Department of...
plasma

New Model of Plasma Stability Could Help Researchers Predict and Avoid...

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have helped develop a new computer model of plasma stability in...
fusion plasma

New Feedback System Could Allow Greater Control over Fusion Plasma

Like a potter shaping clay as it spins on a wheel, physicists use magnetic fields and powerful particle beams to control and shape the...
plasma velocity

PPPL Physicists Build Diagnostic That Measures Plasma Velocity in Real Time

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have developed a diagnostic that provides crucial real-time information about the...