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  • It is the policy of Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory that the health and safety of the public, PPPL personnel, and on-site subcontractors, the preservation of the environment, and the protection of Laboratory property receive the highest consideration in all our work. Achieving excellence in this regard is facilitated through a comprehensive set of Environment, Safety, & Health (ES&H) directives that focus on the various activities undertaken at the Laboratory.

  • The PPPL Procurement Division purchases the goods and services needed to operate the Laboratory. Our staff has a diversity of backgrounds and a wealth of experience in the purchasing field. We promote excellence through continuous training and membership in professional groups such as the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) or the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) . We encourage our staff to seek and maintain professional certification through these organizations.

  • Substantial physics, engineering, and technological efforts are required to build and operate magnetic fusion devices. This work has led to advances in the state-of-the-art in a host of disciplines, including vacuum technology, materials science, electronics, computer technology, and high-voltage power systems. The technological advancements arising out of PPPL’s research are applicable to many other fields, including aerospace, defense, manufacturing, data processing, communications, and the power industry.
  • The Harold P. Furth Plasma Physics Library is a branch of the Princeton University Libraries serving the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The library focuses on materials in support of PPPL's research in the fields of plasma physics and controlled nuclear fusion.
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    The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is operated by Princeton University under contract to the United States Department of Energy (USDOE).  PPPL is the only USDOE laboratory fully dedicated to the research and development of fusion as a safe and virtually inexhaustible energy alternative.

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