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Batten down the hatches: Preventing heat leaks to help create a star on Earth

PPPL physicists have identified a method by which instabilities can be tamed and heat can be prevented from leaking from fusion plasma, giving scientists a better grasp on how to optimize conditions for fusion in devices known as tokamaks.
13-Dec-2019 1:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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James Wilson Clark, PPPL’s first deputy director for administrative operations, was a decorated World War II veteran, experienced federal administrator, and active member of the Princeton community

James W. Clark, PPPL's first deputy director for administrative operations, was a decorated World War II veteran with a long career in public service, who died Aug. 6. A memorial service in his honor will be held Dec. 21.
11-Dec-2019 11:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Early-career engineers learn about the wide variety of tasks in PPPL program

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's new rotational engineering program allows early-career engineers to receive a variety of training as they rotate through four different engineering areas during the two-year program.
4-Dec-2019 4:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Bank on it: Gains in one type of force produced by fusion disruptions are offset by losses in another

Simulations show that halo currents can serve as a proxy for the total force produced by vertical disruptions.
2-Dec-2019 10:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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PPPL is recognized for being green

The U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its green practices in reducing waste, energy, and water, and transportation, and for green purchasing and electronics...
22-Nov-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Blowing bubbles: PPPL scientist confirms novel way to launch and drive current in fusion plasmas

PPPL physicist Fatima Ebrahimi has used high-resolution computer simulations to confirm the practicality of the CHI start-up technique. The simulations show that CHI could produce electric current continuously in larger, more powerful tokamaks than...
18-Nov-2019 2:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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PPPL wins $70,000 in project funding from DOE for entrepreneurship

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory receives funding from the U.S. Department of Energy for two projects to encourage entrepreneurship and mentor and encourage potential entrepreneurs.
13-Nov-2019 10:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Nuclear warheads? This robot can find them

PPPL and Princeton University are developing a unique neutron-detector robot for arms control and nuclear security purposes. The robot recently passed a key neutron-detection test.
13-Nov-2019 7:30 AM EST Add to Favorites


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Steve Cowley: The knight who leads the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has “the most fun job”

Profile of Steve Cowley, new director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory whom the Queen of England knighted in October.
5-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST

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An Interview with Shannon Swilley Greco, New Vice Chair of the APS Forum on Outreach and Engaging the Public

Shannon Swilley Greco, a program leader in the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's Science Education Office, is vice chair elect of the American Physical Society's Forum on Outreach and Engaging the Public.
1-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT

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PPPL Collaborators Congratulate Team at Wendelstein 7-X Fusion Reactor

2-Feb-2016 4:05 PM EST

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