The U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is dedicated to developing fusion as a clean and abundant source of energy and to advancing the frontiers of plasma science. The Laboratory pursues these goals through experiments and computer simulations of the behavior of plasma, the hot electrically charged gas that fuels fusion reactions and has a wide range of practical applications.
The PPPL Theory Department helps to provide the scientific foundation for harnessing fusion energy. The Department creates computer programs that simulate the plasma inside magnetic fusion facilities and can be used to predict how the plasma will behave under different conditions.
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