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Chirping Is Welcome in Birds but Not in Fusion Devices – Scientists Show That Weak Turbulence Makes Chirping More Likely


Article describes conditions that lead to plasma chirping that signals loss of heat that can slow fusion reactions.
16-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

First Plasma for New Machine to Study Puzzling Process That Occurs Throughout the Universe


Announcement describes completion of construction of FLARE, a powerful new machine to study magnetic reconnection.
15-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Drifting and Bouncing Particles Can Help Maintain Stability in High-Performance Fusion Plasmas


Physicists at PPPL have recently found that drifting particles in plasma can forestall instabilities that reduce the pressure crucial to high-performance fusion reactions inside these facilities.
12-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Big Steps Toward Control of Production of Tiny Building Blocks


Article describes use of new diagnostics to advance understanding of the plasma nanosynthesis of widely used nanoparticles.
6-Mar-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Plasma Bubbles Help Trigger Massive Magnetic Events in Outer Space


Scientists at PPPL have discovered key conditions that give rise to fast magnetic reconnection, the process that triggers solar flares, auroras, and geomagnetic storms that can disrupt signal transmissions and other electrical activities, including...
27-Feb-2018 3:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Fusion Breakthroughs Among Highlights of the Department of Energy’s Research Milestones During the Past 40 Years


Article describes fusion breakthroughs cited by DOE Office of Science among research milestones of the past 40 years.
16-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

The Mysteries of Plasma and Solar Eruptions Earn PPPL Graduate an Astrophysics Prize


Article describes dissertation award for graduate of Princeton University Department of Astrophysical Sciences.
13-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Smooth Sailing: PPPL Develops an Integrated Approach to Understand How to Better Control Plasma Instabilities


PPPL physicist Francesca Poli and coauthors recently published findings that describe an approach that for the first time simultaneously simulates the plasma, the magnetic islands, and the feedback control from waves that provide so-called electron...
12-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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