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Feathers and Whiskers Help Prevent Short Circuits in Plasma Devices

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have found a way to prevent plasma — the hot, charged...
fusion reactions

Artificial Intelligence Helps Accelerate Progress Toward Efficient Fusion Reactions

Today, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Princeton University are employing artificial intelligence to improve predictive...
fusion

Max-Planck-Princeton Partnership in Fusion Research Confirmed

The scientific performance of Max-Planck-Princeton Center for Plasma Physics, established in 2012 by the Max Planck Society and Princeton University, USA, has been evaluated...
plasma

Plasma from Lasers Can Shed Light on Cosmic Rays, Solar Eruptions

Lasers that generate plasma can provide insight into bursts of subatomic particles that occur in deep space, scientists have found. Such findings could help...
fusion plasma

Physicists Propose New Way to Stabilize Next-Generation Fusion Plasmas

A key issue for next-generation fusion reactors is the possible impact of many unstable Alfvén eigenmodes, wave-like disturbances produced by the fusion reactions that...
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...
Carbon Nanotubes

Simulation Demonstrates How Exposure to Plasma Makes Carbon Nanotubes Grow

At the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), research performed with collaborators from Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced...
plasma turbulence

PPPL Researchers Perform First Basic-Physics Simulation of the Impact of Recycled...

Turbulence, the violently unruly disturbance of plasma, can prevent plasma from growing hot enough to fuel fusion reactions. Long a puzzling concern of researchers...
plasma

Machine Learning Technique Offers Insight into Plasma Behavior

Machine learning, which lets researchers determine if two processes are causally linked without revealing how, could help stabilize the plasma within doughnut-shaped fusion devices...
fusion

PPPL Researchers Demonstrate First Hot Plasma Edge in a Fusion Facility

Two major issues confronting magnetic-confinement fusion energy are enabling the walls of devices that house fusion reactions to survive bombardment by energetic particles, and...
fusion

How Hot is Too Hot in Fusion?

To predict the impact of removing exhaust heat from the ITER tokamak, researchers call on Titan Fusion, the energy that powers the stars, might one...
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...
Fusion Plasma

Scientists Perform First Basic Physics Simulation of Spontaneous Transition of the...

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have simulated the spontaneous transition of turbulence at the edge 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

Scientists at PPPL Further Understanding of a Process That Causes Heat...

Everyone knows that the game of billiards involves balls careening off the sides of a pool table — but few people may know that...
plasma

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

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and General Atomics have simulated a mysterious self-organized flow of the...
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-etching

PPPL Scientist Uncovers Physics Behind Plasma-etching Process

Physicist Igor Kaganovich at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and collaborators have uncovered some of the physics that make...
magnetic reconnection

PPPL Physicist Uncovers Clues to Mechanism Behind Magnetic Reconnection

Physicist Fatima Ebrahimi at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has published a paper showing that magnetic reconnection —...
magnetic reconnection

PPPL Physicists Make First-ever Direct Observation of Collisional Plasmoid Instability During...

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have for the first time directly observed a phenomenon that had...