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
Public Release: 25-Jun-2014
Nature Scientists devloping novel technique that could facilitate nuclear disarmament
Scientist at Princeton University and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory are developing a novel 'zero-knowledge protocol' for nuclear-warhead verification.
Simons Foundation/Global Zero, US Department of State, US Department of Energy, US National Nuclear Security Administration
Public Release: 9-Jun-2014 Princeton Plasma Lab funded to explore nanoparticles with plasma
The US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has received some $4.3 million of DOE Office of Science funding, over three years, to develop an increased understanding of the role of plasma in the synthesis of nanoparticles. Such particles, which are measured in billionths of a meter, are prized for their use in everything from golf clubs and swimwear to microchips, paints and pharmaceutical products. They also have potentially wide-ranging applications in the development of new energy technologies.
US Department of Energy's Office of Science
The Department of Energy's Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.