Princeton Physicists Unravel a Puzzle To Speed Fusion Energy Development

[ad_1] Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory have created an efficient computer algorithm to model the crazy-quilt movement of free electrons during experimental efforts to harness the fusion power that drives the sun and stars. The approach solves a difficult equation, allowing for better control of the unpredictable and fast-moving […]

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Previously Unexplained Light and Heat Emissions May Be Caused by Whirling Masses of Plasma Near Black Holes

[ad_1] Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have uncovered a process in the swirling masses of plasma surrounding black holes and neutron stars that can cause previously unexplained emissions of light and heat. The process, known as magnetic reconnection, also jettisons massive plumes of plasma billions of miles […]

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Plasma-Powered Rocket Designed for Deep Space Exploration

[ad_1] A solar electric propulsion Hall Effect thruster being tested under vacuum conditions at NASA. Credit: NASA Plasma-based rocket designed for deep space exploration lasts longer and generates high power. The increased interest in deep-space travel has necessitated the development of powerful, long-lasting rocket systems to propel spacecraft into the cosmos. Scientists at the U.S. […]

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