Promise Adebayo-Ige, a chemical engineering major at the University of Pennsylvania, has been fascinated by fusion energy since he was in high school. He came to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory for a chance to do research in the field and spent his spare time training for his school’s soccer team and studying for graduate school entrance exams. (See story here.)
- Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019
- Thursday, Sep 5, 2019
Low-temperature plasma, a rapidly expanding source of innovation in fields ranging from electronics to health care to space exploration, is a highly complex state of matter. So complex that the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has teamed with Princeton University to become home to a collaborative facility open to researchers from across the country to advance the understanding and control of this dynamic physical state.
- Monday, Aug 19, 2019
For the third consecutive summer, high energy physics graduate students, postdocs and instructors from across the United States, as well as from India, Italy and Switzerland, gathered at Princeton University to attend the school on Tools, Techniques and Methods for Computational and Data Science for High Energy Physics or CoDaS-HEP, held this year July 22-26.
- Thursday, Aug 15, 2019
A survey of offshore installations extracting oil and natural gas in the North Sea revealed far more leakage of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, than currently estimated by the British government, according to a research team led by scientists from Princeton University.
- Thursday, Aug 8, 2019
From gas stoves to rocket ships, everyday conveniences and cutting-edge technologies depend on burning fuels. Underlying these processes is the complex science of combustion, which combines chemistry, fluid mechanics and other areas that can be challenging for researchers to integrate.
- Friday, Aug 2, 2019
The U.S. Department of Energy has named Jeff Thompson the recipient of a 2019 Early Career Award, with five years of significant funding from the department's Office of Science.
Thompson, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, uses optical circuits to isolate and manipulate individual atoms in crystals. He said these atoms may be used as quantum bits, the fundamental building blocks of quantum communication and computing devices.
- Thursday, Aug 1, 2019
Wells that extract natural gas from underground often leak large amounts of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, into the air. A team of Princeton University researchers has found that, in one of the biggest gas-producing regions, most of these emissions come from a tiny subset of the wells, a finding with major implications for how to control the problem.
- Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019
Young people enrolled in the pre-apprenticeship program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) are shadowing skilled technicians on tasks such as welding components for PPPL’s flagship fusion experiment or repairing the massive motor generators that power it. As they learn, they are preparing for their own future.
- Monday, Jul 29, 2019
High-energy shock waves driven by solar flares and coronal mass ejections of plasma from the sun erupt throughout the solar system, unleashing magnetic space storms that can damage satellites, disrupt cell phone service and blackout power grids on Earth. Also driving high-energy waves is the solar wind — plasma that constantly flows from the sun and buffets the Earth’s protective magnetic field.
Now experiments led by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) in the Princeton Center for Heliophysics
- Friday, Jul 26, 2019
A tiny satellite under construction at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) could open new horizons in space exploration. Princeton University students are building the device, a cubic satellite or "CubeSat," as a testbed for a miniaturized rocket thruster with unique capabilities being developed at PPPL.