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Princeton graduate student creates computer program to help stabilize fusion plasmas

A Princeton University graduate student has worked with physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) to develop a method for...

PPPL scientists help test innovative device to improve efficiency of tokamaks

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton plasma-physics/" title="View all articles about Plasma Physics here">Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have helped design and test...

Rice bioscientists show how HSP genes affect neurotransmission

Study details defects in neurons associated with hereditary spastic paraplegia
lithium erosion

Physicist Tyler Abrams models lithium erosion in tokamaks

The world of fusion energy is a world of extremes. For instance, the center of the ultrahot plasma contained within the walls of doughnut-shaped...

Compressing turbulence to improve inertial confinement fusion experiments

Physicists have long regarded plasma turbulence as unruly behavior that can limit the performance of fusion experiments.  But new findings by researchers associated with...
big bang

Hunt for Big Bang neutrinos may provide fresh insight on origin...

Big Bang neutrinos are believed to be everywhere in the universe but have never been seen. As the oldest known witnesses or relics of...
Plasma Turbulence

Multi-Scale Simulations Solve a Plasma Turbulence Mystery

Coupled Model Reproduces Experimental Electron Heat Losses

Hundred million degree fluid key to fusion

Scientists developing fusion energy experiments have solved a puzzle of why their million-degree heating beams sometimes fail, and instead destabilise the fusion experiments before...
fusion reactors

PPPL researchers advance understanding of plasma turbulence that drains heat from...

The life of a subatomic particle can be hectic. The charged nuclei and electrons that zip around the vacuum vessels of doughnut-shaped fusion machines...

NIF sheds light on turbulent mix with unique fusion experiments

To further understand turbulent mix models used in both high energy density (HED) and inertial confinement fusion (ICF) experiments, Scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)...

First hydrogen plasma produced by Wendelstein 7-X reactor

The Wendelstein 7-X fusion device produced its first hydrogen plasma on 3 February 2016. This marks the start of scientific operation. Located at at...

New consortium to lead R&D in secure wireless connectivity for autonomous...

The University of Bristol, as part of the FLOURISH consortium, is among the recipients of the government’s multi-million pound research grant to fuel development...

Seamless union between metals and plastics

TUM researchers work on joining techniques for lightweight materials

Mira supercomputer simulations give a new “edge” to fusion research

Using Mira, physicists from Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory uncovered a new understanding about electron behavior in edge plasma. Based on this discovery, improvements were made to a well-known analytical formula that could enhance predictions of and, ultimately, increase fusion power efficiency. 

New finding may explain heat loss in fusion reactors

Solving a longstanding mystery, MIT experiments reveal two forms of turbulence interacting.

Seeing where energy goes may bring scientists closer to realizing nuclear...

An international team of researchers has taken a step toward achieving controlled nuclear fusion—a process that powers the Sun and other stars, and has...

Thor’s hammer to crush materials at 1 million atmospheres 

A new Sandia National Laboratories accelerator called Thor is expected to be 40 times more efficient than Sandia’s Z machine, the world’s largest and...