Energy

  • Invention sparked by COVID-19 pandemic safely disinfects surfaces continuously

    Monday, Oct 12, 2020
    by Larry Bernard, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    An invention to apply plasma to frequently touched items for continuous disinfection could provide a safe and effective, non-chemical way to reduce pathogens on various surfaces such as keypads, escalator handrails and other high-touch surfaces, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) inventors say.

    The invention (patent pending) directs cold plasma from different orientations to keep surfaces disinfected without hand sanitizer, sprays, ultraviolet light or other chemical-based solutions.

  • Angelo Campus electrifies the renewable energy business with BoxPower

    Monday, Sep 28, 2020
    by Denise Valenti, Office of Communications

    Access to reliable power is a critical concern for hundreds of millions of people worldwide, from those living in remote communities without public utilities to entire regions susceptible to severe weather and natural disasters.

    Since his graduation in 2016, Princeton alumnus Angelo Campus has worked to ensure anyone needing quick and dependable access to a power source can find it in a simple configuration: a shipping container equipped with solar panels, a battery for energy storage and a backup generator.

  • Tough, timely and team-driven: 50 years of energy research

    Friday, Aug 21, 2020
    by Molly Seltzer, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

    Princeton’s vital research across the spectrum of environmental issues is today and will continue to be pivotal to solving some of humanity’s toughest problems. Our impact is built on a long, deep, broad legacy of personal commitment, intellectual leadership, perseverance and innovation. This article is part of a series to present the sweep of Princeton’s environmental excellence over the past half-century.

  • Worldwide Stellarator research goes virtual

    Friday, Jul 10, 2020
    by John Greenwald, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    Travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic are transforming, with pluses and minuses, scientific conferences around the world. Take the Coordinated Working Group Meeting (CWGM), an international event cohosted by the U.S.

  • Design of the W7-X fusion device enables it to overcome obstacles, scientists find

    Monday, Feb 24, 2020
    by John Greenwald, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    A key hurdle facing fusion devices called stellarators — twisty facilities that seek to harness on Earth the fusion reactions that power the sun and stars — has been their limited ability to maintain the heat and performance of the plasma that fuels those reactions. Now collaborative research by scientists at the U.S.

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