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PRINCETON, New Jersey (Sept. 26, 2016) – Prof. Stewart Prager, a world renowned plasma physicist and passionate voice for a future of clean, abundant and benign energy fueled by fusion, has stepped down today from directorship of the national laboratory he has headed for the last eight years.
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In 2015 Masaaki Yamada, distinguished laboratory research fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), won the James Clerk Maxwell Prize in Plasma Physics. The award, from the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics, honored Yamada's ...
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When Hanna Schamis packed her bags for graduate school this summer, she already had two summers of hands-on research under her belt as an intern at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and had decided on a career in plasma physics.
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Innovation and discovery: PPPL inventors being interviewed in Thomas Edison's Lab! (photo by Larry Bernard, PPPL Office of Communications)
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Runaway electrons, a searing, laser-like beam of electric current released by plasma disruptions, could damage the interior walls of future tokamaks the size of ITER, the international fusion experiment under construction in France. To help overcome this challenge, leading experts in the field ...
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Physicists led by Gerrit Kramer at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have conducted simulations that suggest that applying magnetic fields to fusion plasmas can control instabilities known as Alfvén waves that can reduce the efficiency of fusion ...
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Deep in a laboratory tucked away in the basement of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), intern Mark Thom punched commands into a computer as two other students checked a chamber where a silver robotic arm extended from a small port.
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A system that can compare physical objects while potentially protecting sensitive information about the objects themselves has been demonstrated experimentally at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). This work, by researchers at Princeton University ...
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Max Wallace, a Community College intern from Laney College in Oakland, California, shows fellow intern Priya Jagwal a poster on his research during a student poster session at PPPL on Aug. 10. Wallace developed software to allow scientists to get a quick snapshot of experiments on the National ...
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Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory managed by Princeton University. Website suggestions and feedback · Google+ · Pinterest · Instagram · Flipboard · PPPL is ISO-14001 certified · Princeton University Institutional Compliance Program.
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"Chirp, chirp, chirp." The familiar sound of birds is also what researchers call a wave in plasma that breaks from a single note into rapidly changing notes. This behavior can cause heat in the form of high energy particles — or fast ions — to leak from the core of plasma inside tokamaks ...
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Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory managed by Princeton University. 
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