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Seeing All the Colors of the Plasma Wind06.01.18Science Highlight

Seeing All the Colors of the Plasma Wind

2-D velocity imaging helps fusion researchers understand the role of ion winds (aka flows) in the boundary of tokamak plasmas. Read More »

Whistling While You Work: Fusion Scientists Find Inspiration in Atmospheric Whistles05.02.18Science Highlight

Whistling While You Work: Fusion Scientists Find Inspiration in Atmospheric Whistles

Just like lightning, fusion plasmas contain odd electromagnetic whistler waves that could control destructive electrons in fusion reactors. Read More »

Microwave heating significantly alters Alfvén waves12.19.17Science Highlight

Microwaves Can Plug Leaks in Fusion Plasmas

Microwave heating significantly alters Alfvén waves, offering insights into the physics of the waves themselves. Read More »

New Physics Understanding Provides Attractive Path for Developing Fusion Energy via a Steady-State Tokamak 12.19.17Science Highlight

New Physics Understanding Provides Attractive Path for Developing Fusion Energy via a Steady-State Tokamak

International collaborators advance physics basis for tokamak plasma confinement at low rotation, potentially benefiting a fusion reactor. Read More »

04.27.17Science Highlight

Fast Electrons and the Seeds of Disruption

Fast imaging of frozen argon pellets enables measurement of fast electrons formed during disruption for first time. Read More »

04.27.17Science Highlight

Plasma Turbulence Generates Flow in Fusion Reactors

Heating the core of fusion reactors causes them to develop sheared rotation that can improve plasma performance. Read More »

A high-resolution photo shows the inside of the Alcator C-Mod tokamak with a representative cross-section of a fusion plasma superimposed.05.20.16Science Highlight

Supercomputers Predict New Turbulent Interactions in Fusion Plasmas

Cutting-edge simulations provide an explanation for a mystery over half a century old. Read More »

Precise real-time steering of microwaves drives current at location of a Neoclassical Tearing Mode, causing it to shrink and disappear.10.01.12Science Highlight

‘Catch and Suppress’ Control of Instabilities in High Performance Fusion Plasmas

Real time steering of microwave beams is used to suppress deleterious modes on DIII-D. Read More »

Students, scientists, engineers and technicians study results from a high-performance Alcator C-Mod plasma discharge.10.01.12Science Highlight

Better Fusion Plasma Operating Scenarios are Being Explored and Extended on the Alcator C-Mod Tokamak

Recent experiments on Alcator C-Mod have investigated an improved confinement regime, called “I-Mode”, expanding its operational range and pointing toward its applicability on future devices. Read More »

Snowflake divertor10.01.12Science Highlight

A Snowflake-Shaped Magnetic Field Holds Promise for Taming Harsh Fusion Plasmas

Recent experiments have confirmed the great potential of a novel plasma-material interface concept. Read More »

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