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DOE NEWS RELEASES

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Showing releases 1-13 out of 13.

Public Release: 3-Aug-2015
Physical Review Letters
Scientists propose an explanation for puzzling electron heat loss in fusion plasmas
Scientist Elena Belova of the US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and a team of collaborators have proposed an explanation for why the hot plasma within fusion facilities called tokamaks sometimes fails to reach the required temperature, even as researchers pump beams of fast-moving neutral atoms into the plasma in an effort to make it hotter.
DOE Office of Science

Contact: Raphael Rosen
rrosen@pppl.gov
609-243-3317
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
PPPL Engineer Chuck Kessel wins 2015 Fusion Technology Award
PPPL Engineer Chuck Kessel wins the 2015 Fusion Technology Award.

Contact: John Greenwald
jgreenwa@pppl.gov
698-243-2672
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
Physics of Plasmas
Scientists propose new model of mysterious barrier to fusion known as the 'density limit'
PPPL researchers have developed a detailed model of the source of a puzzling limitation on fusion reactions.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Raphael Rosen
rrosen@pppl.gov
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
Physical Review Letters
X marks the spot: Researchers confirm novel method for controlling plasma rotation
Timothy Stoltzfus-Dueck, a physicist at the US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, has demonstrated a novel method that scientists can use to manipulate the intrinsic - or self-generated - rotation of hot, charged plasma gas within fusion facilities called tokamaks.
The US Department of Energy's FES division

Contact: Raphael Rosen
rrosen@pppl.gov
609-243-3317
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
BMJ Open
Researchers correlate rheumatoid arthritis and giant cell arteritis with solar cycles
A rare collaboration of physicists and medical researchers finds a correlation between rheumatoid arthritis and giant cell arteritis and solar cycles.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, NASA, US Department of Energy

Contact: John Greenwald
jgreenwa@pppl.gov
609-243-2672
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Physical Review Letters
Giant structures called plasmoids could simplify the design of future tokamaks
Researchers at the US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory have for the first time simulated the formation of structures called 'plasmoids' during Coaxial Helicity Injection, a process that could simplify the design of fusion facilities known as tokamaks.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Raphael Rosen
rrosen@pppl.gov
609-243-3317
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 20-May-2015
Nuclear Fusion
Tiny grains of lithium dramatically improve performance of fusion plasma
An injection of small amounts of lithium produces a surprisingly large improvement in fusion plasma.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Raphael Rosen
rrosen@pppl.gov
609-243-3317
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 11-May-2015
PPPL physicist wins Early Career Research Program grant
Physicist Luis Delgado-Aparicio has won an Early Career Research Program award to develop tools aimed at eliminating impurities in plasmas that can halt or slow down fusion reactions.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Jeanne Jackson DeVoe
jjackson@pppl.gov
609-243-2757
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
Nuclear Fusion
An improvement to the global software standard for analyzing fusion plasmas
PPPL has updated the worldwide computer program known as TRANSP to better simulate the interaction between energetic particles and instabilities in fusion plasmas.
US Department of Energy

Contact: John Greenwald
jgreenwa@pppl.gov
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Apr-2015
Synthetic muscle developed with PPPL scientists' help ready for launch
NASA will launch a rocket containing a synthetic muscle experiment on April 13.

Contact: Jeanne Jackson DeVoe
jeanne@devoecom.com
609-243-2757
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Mar-2015
Physics Review Letters
Fusion researchers make breakthrough on ELMs mitigation
Princeton and General Atomics researchers make breakthrough in understanding how to overcome obstacle to controlled fusion reactions.
US Department of Energy

Contact: John Greenwald
jgreenwa@pppl.gov
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
American Journal of Physics
Researchers find 3-D printed parts provide low-cost, custom alternatives for lab equipment
Article describes experiments showing that 3-D printed parts work well for laboratory use.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: John Greenwald
jgreenwa@pppl.gov
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 10-Sep-2014
Nature Communications
PPPL scientists take key step toward solving a major astrophysical mystery
Magnetic reconnection can trigger geomagnetic storms that disrupt cell phone service, damage satellites and black out power grids. But how reconnection, in which the magnetic field lines in plasma snap apart and violently reconnect, transforms magnetic energy into explosive particle energy remains a major unsolved problem in plasma astrophysics.
US Department of Energy as well, Center for Magnetic Self-Organization

Contact: John Greenwald
jgreenwa@pppl.gov
609-243-2672
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

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