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January 11, 2014, 9:00am to 11:00am
Science On Saturday

MBG Auditorium

Containing A Star On Earth: Understanding Turbulence At 100 Million Degrees

Dr. Walter Guttenfelder, Research Physicist
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

One of the principal challenges remaining for realizing magnetic fusion energy is to understand and mitigate the chaotic flows of ionized gas, or plasma, that lead to unacceptable energy loss from the hot core of the device. These microscopic, randomly varying, or turbulent, fluctuations of plasma velocity and temperature arise owing to the strong differential in temperature from the hot core (>100,000,000 degrees) to the surrounding wall...

U.S. Department of Energy
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory managed by Princeton University.

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