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The energy released when two atomic nuclei fuse together. This process powers the sun and stars.  Read more

PPPL delivers a plasma source that will enable high-power beam pulses in a new Berkeley Lab accelerator

Plainsboro, New Jersey — Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have designed and delivered a crucial component for a device that can heat a spot of foil to 30,000 degrees Centigrade in less than a billionth of a second. The part will complete a linear accelerator that researchers at the E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are using to create a superheated state called “warm dense matter.”

Lt. Governor Guadagno Visits PPPL

PLAINSBORO, N.J. — New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno visited the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) on Monday, Feb. 13, learning about the economic impact of the facility upon the state and gleaning new facts about fusion science. After concluding a tour of the National Laboratory, Guadagno characterized it as being one of the state’s "crown jewels."

Fusion diagnostic developed at PPPL sheds light on plasma behavior at EAST

An instrument developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has enabled a research team at a fusion energy experiment in China to observe--in startling detail--how a particular type of electromagnetic wave known as a radiofrequency (RF) wave affects the behavior of hot ionized gas.

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