Energy

  • Projects that blaze new trails in research will receive Dean for Research Innovation funding

    Wednesday, Jul 21, 2021
    by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

    Nine exploratory projects, from an effort to exploit inter-microbial warfare in the search for new antibiotics to the development of artificial intelligence for the transcription of ancient documents, have been selected to receive support through the Dean for Research Innovation Funds.

  • Swiss-cheese design could help scientists harness the power of the sun

    Friday, Jun 11, 2021
    by rprosen

    The big holes in Swiss cheese help make it a tasty treat. Now, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) are adding tiny, Swiss-cheese-type holes to components to improve the process of bringing to Earth the fusion energy that powers the sun and stars.

  • New computer model helps bring the sun into the laboratory

    Monday, May 10, 2021
    by Raphael Rose, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    Every day, the sun ejects large amounts of a hot particle soup known as plasma toward Earth where it can disrupt telecommunications satellites and damage electrical grids. Now, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Princeton University’s Department of Astrophysical Sciences have made a discovery that could lead to better predictions of this space weather and help safeguard sensitive infrastructure.

  • Plasma device designed for consumers can quickly disinfect surfaces

    Monday, Apr 12, 2021
    by John Greenwald, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a harsh light on the urgent need for quick and easy techniques to sanitize and disinfect everyday high-touch objects such as doorknobs, pens, pencils, and personal protective gear worn to keep infections from spreading. Now scientists at the U.S.

  • New high-performance computing cluster will greatly enhance PPPL and Princeton University research

    Monday, Mar 8, 2021
    by jgreenwa

    Stellar, a computing cluster that Princeton University is installing in its High-Performance Computing Research Center, will sharply advance research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) to bring to Earth the fusion energy that powers the sun and stars. The computer, which the Laboratory will share with a broad range of University departments, will be available to the entire PPPL scientific community including engineers.

  • 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.

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