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Plasma-Based Technology to Fight COVID-19From plasma-created nanoparticles to plasma-driven ultraviolet lights, plasma-based technology is on its way to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE
Fire and Ice: How to Keep Fusion from Melting Metal DevicesDisruption mitigation had a grim outlook for preventing surface melting in future fusion devices, but scientists are giving it a second look due to new and improved methods and analysis. READ MORE
Keeping it Cool in all the Right Places is Key for Fusion EnergyNew DIII-D research shows how to maintain a hot plasma core with a cool exterior. READ MORE
The Astonishing Behavior of Materials in Extreme ConditionsExperiments with plasma under ultrahigh pressures discover unexpected silicon phases, metallic deuterium, and 400-times-stronger lead. READ MORE
Taming Fusion Plasmas with Ice Cubes and Diamond ShellsResearch at DIII-D is exploring multiple uses for injecting pellets into fusion tokamaks. READ MORE
Novel Platform Advances Understanding of How Reconnection Creates Solar FlaresThe findings illuminate the source of incredibly hot particles that can impact the Earth. READ MORE
Supercomputers and Wall Coatings: The Road to Better Plasma ConfinementReduced turbulence and instability demonstrated on the world’s most advanced stellarator. READ MORE
Plasma Science Joins the Fight Against Germs Advances in room temperature plasmas provide a pathway for alternative approaches to killing or inactivating bacteria and viruses. READ MORE
Radiation Therapy for Fusion Plasmas and a Major Puzzle Solved New findings advance the use of radio waves to stabilize plasmas and track RF trajectories. READ MORE
Parker Solar Probe: A Window Into Our SunEarly results reveal how large-scale magnetic structures govern the young solar wind and why plasma instabilities affect heat transfer around the sun. READ MORE
Scientists on Track to Build First Experiment to Create and Confine a Plasma That Produces Net Fusion Power Physics basis for the SPARC high-field tokamak is firmly established. READ MORE
Turbulent Relationship: Understanding the Mysterious Hydrogen “Isotope Effect” in Fusion Experiments New theoretical model accounts for the subtle, important role of tiny electrons in plasma turbulence. READ MORE
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