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New feedback system can improve efficiency of fusion reactions
June 9, 2022
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Written by Raphael Rosen

Reducing instabilities and maximizing plasma performance

Uncovering a novel way to bring to Earth the energy that powers the sun and stars
June 8, 2022
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Written by Raphael Rosen

New information could help scientists use lasers to create fusion.

Unraveling a perplexing explosive process that occurs throughout the universe
May 20, 2022
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Written by John Greenwald

Procedure could reproduce early stages of extraordinary fast radio bursts.

New laboratory-wide organization advances the development of fusion energy science at PPPL
May 19, 2022
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Written by John Greenwald

Revision substantially broadens internal collaborations.

Researchers design simpler magnets for twisty facilities that could lead to steady-state fusion operation
April 28, 2022
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Written by Raphael Rosen

Harnessing the power that makes the sun and stars shine.

A roadmap for deepening understanding of a puzzling universal process
April 22, 2022
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Written by John Greenwald

Untangling magnetic reconnection.

Validating models for next-generation fusion facilities with the PPPL flagship
April 12, 2022
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Written by John Greenwald

Fresh insights into the capability of the NSTX-U

Fisch receives funding for ‘unlikely but fantastic’ clean energy technology
April 4, 2022
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Written by Liz Fuller-Wright/ Princeton University Office of Communications

Physicist and team tackle an audacious project. 

Princeton Plasma Physics Lab Joins Brookhaven Lab’s Quantum Center
March 30, 2022
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Written by Peter Genzer/ Brookhaven National Laboratory,John Greenwald

Affiliates with program to develop full potential of quantum applications.

White House summit brings national energy leaders together to forge a path to accelerate fusion electricity
March 21, 2022
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Written by Jeanne Jackson DeVoe

Steve Cowley, PPPL director, joined climate and energy experts from national laboratories, universities, private industry, government agencies, and congressional representatives gathered together on March 17 at the White House summit, “Developing a Bold Decadal Vision for Commercial Fusion Energy,” organized by the Office of Science Technology Policy (OSTP) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Energy leaders are convening at the White House for a summit on the commercialization of clean fusion energy
March 17, 2022
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Written by Jeanne Jackson DeVoe

Steve Cowley, director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), is among a group of national leaders in fusion energy scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C., today for a White House summit hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

PPPL findings could lead to ever-more powerful microchips and supercomputers
March 7, 2022
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Written by John Greenwald

Results focus new light on atomic-scale fabrication. 

Innovative new magnet could facilitate development of fusion and medical devices
March 3, 2022
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Written by Raphael Rosen

May help efforts to harness the power of the sun and stars on Earth to generate electricity.

PPPL senior strategic advisor tapped to lead national study on sustainable use of carbon
March 1, 2022
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Written by Steven M. Schultz/ Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Emily Carter to chair a National Academies of Science committee studying how to turn carbon into useful products. 

PPPL examines the performance of a fusion pilot plant to generate electricity
Feb. 28, 2022
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Written by John Greenwald

First study of both pilot and comprehensive research facility.