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DII-D 07.24.18From the Labs

Bringing a Star to Earth: Fusion Energy Research at DIII-DExternal link

Scientists around the world are joining forces to build ITER - a magnetic fusion experiment that holds great promise for limitless energy production. ITER is one of the most ambitious energy projects in the world and scientists at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility are using their expertise to help it succeed. Read MoreExternal linkage

Atomic Movie 07.24.18From the Labs

Atomic Movie of Melting Gold Could Help Design Materials for Future Fusion ReactorsExternal link

SLAC’s high-speed ‘electron camera’ shows for the first time the coexistence of solid and liquid in laser-heated gold, providing new clues for designing materials that can withstand extreme conditions. Read MoreExternal linkage

superionic ice 02.27.18From the Labs

High power laser pulses used for high energy density plasma science enable the creation of superionic waterExternal link

This new form of water, formed under extreme pressures, exhibits properties of solids, liquids, and plasmas, and is believed to exist in the mantles of Neptune and Uranus
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Peaked Density Predicted in ITER Based on Turbulent Transport Modeling of Heated DIII-D Plasmas 02.21.18From the Labs

Peaked Density Predicted in ITER Based on Turbulent Transport Modeling of Heated DIII-D PlasmasExternal link

Fluid model of plasma turbulence is used to study heated tokamak plasmas to reveal impacts of its turbulent behavior on density, temperature, and rotation gradients. Read MoreExternal linkage

Astrophysicists settle century-old cosmic debate on magnetism of planets and stars 02.21.18From the Labs

Astrophysicists settle century-old cosmic debate on magnetism of planets and starsExternal link

Laser experiments verify ‘turbulent dynamo’ theory of how cosmic magnetic fields are created Read MoreExternal linkage

Lithium — it’s not just for batteries 02.21.18From the Labs

Lithium — it’s not just for batteriesExternal link

The powdered metal can reduce instabilities in fusion plasmas Read MoreExternal linkage

11.11.17From the Labs

Reaching new heightsExternal link

Physicists improve the vertical stability of superconducting Korean fusion device.
Physicist Dennis Mueller with image of KSTAR on screen at left. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.11.17Press Release

PPPL honors Grierson and Greenough for distinguished research and engineering achievementsExternal link

Physicist Brian Grierson and engineer Nevell Greenough Read MoreExternal linkage

11.11.17Press Release

Microwave Power Scattering by Plasma FluctuationsExternal link

Experiments at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility measure the interaction between RF power and millimeter-scale turbulence Read MoreExternal linkage

10.11.17Press Release

LLNL physicist Félicie Albert receives 2017 Edouard Fabre Prize for laser contributionsExternal link

LLNL’s Félicie Albert was awarded the 2017 Edouard Fabre Prize for her contributions to the physics of laser-driven inertial confinement fusion and laser-produced plasmas. Photos by Maren Hunsberger/LLNL.

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