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Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have launched a new effort to apply expertise in plasma to study and optimize the use of the hot, electrically charged gas as a tool for producing nanoparticles. This research aims to advance the understanding of plasma-based synthesis processes, and could lead to new methods for creating high-quality nanomaterials at relatively low cost.
When scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) needed metal flanges for a specialized piece of equipment, Principal Buyer Arlene White could have ordered them from a range of major manufacturers.
Instead, the $150,000 order went to Zenex Precision Products, a small, family-owned machine shop in Paterson, N.J.
Striding down the halls of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Arlene White is a standout presence.
Her fashionable black suit carefully accessorized, and flashing a dazzling smile, White looks more like the Manhattan runway model she was as a teenager than a government manager.
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