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NSTX-U is poised to close the gaps between today’s research tokamaks and tomorrow’s commercial utilities
Jan. 3, 2024
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Written by John Greenwald

As the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) readies its primary fusion experiment for a relaunch, the team is also undergoing a bit of a relaunch. The National Spherical Torus Experiment-Upgrade (NSTX-U) has a newly appointed deputy director of research: Jack Berkery.

Invention Recognition Reception honors the inventors of FY 2022 
June 15, 2023
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Written by Jeanne Jackson DeVoe

PPL honored more than 40 inventors who produced more than a dozen inventions, applied for two patents and received three patents in fiscal year 2022 at a recent invention recognition event hosted by PPPL Director Steve Cowley and his wife, Margaret. 

Inventors at the Lab came up with a range of invention ideas from a sustainable…

PPPL to lead collaborative center aimed at supporting efforts to bring more underserved communities into plasma science and the fusion energy field
March 27, 2023
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Written by Jeanne Jackson DeVoe

PPPL and other institutions are actively focused on finding ways to recruit diverse students, researchers and engineers into the fusion energy and plasma science fields and make them feel part of an inclusive community in which they are welcomed, able to succeed and remain in the field.

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory selected to collaborate with start-up that licenses its innovative technology
Feb. 1, 2023
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Written by John Greenwald

The development of novel technologies to simplify the design and construction of fusion facilities called “stellarators” has brought two new public-private collaborations to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL).

PPPL awarded more than $12 million to accelerate research in fusion energy science
Nov. 15, 2022
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Written by John Greenwald,Jeanne Jackson DeVoe,Raphael Rosen

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded PPPL funding of more than $12 million to conduct experimental research in fusion energy science.

PPPL researchers win Edison Patent Award for inventing a liquid centrifuge with numerous industrial applications
Nov. 14, 2022

A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory recently received a 2022 Edison Patent Award for their invention of a liquid centrifuge that could be used to treat waste streams and extract valuable solids from mining tailings. 

The researchers received the award for industrial…

Delgado-Aparicio appointed to national fusion advisory committee
Nov. 7, 2022
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Written by Raphael Rosen

Advising the director of the United States Office of Science on complex scientific and technical matters linked to fusion

PPPL looms large at the 2022 APS-DPP annual meeting that drew participants from 29 nations
Nov. 3, 2022
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Written by John Greenwald,Jeanne Jackson DeVoe,Raphael Rosen

Record laboratory attendance delivers full-scale contributions

International Atomic Energy Agency and PPPL sign partnership agreement for fusion energy education and training
Oct. 28, 2022

Strengthening education, training, and outreach programs in nuclear fusion research all over the world

PPPL physicist wins awards for two fusion projects
Oct. 19, 2022
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Written by Raphael Rosen

Leadership roles in two U.S. Department of Energy projects

Scientists bring the fusion energy that lights the sun and stars closer to reality on Earth
Sept. 27, 2022
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Written by John Greenwald

Proposing the source of sudden thermal quenches.

New method for measuring high energy density plasmas and facilitating inertial confinement fusion
Sept. 19, 2022
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Written by John Greenwald

A key step in designing lasers to ignite reactions

Renowned theorist Amitava Bhattacharjee wins James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics
Sept. 9, 2022
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Written by John Greenwald

Award honors wide-ranging work

Elemental research: Scientists apply boron to tungsten components in fusion facilities
Aug. 30, 2022
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Written by Raphael Rosen

Protecting internal parts and helping maintain fusion reactions