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57th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics 

November 16-20, 2015 | Savannah, Georgia

Press Releases

A new explanation for the explosive nature of magnetic reconnection
A recent fundamental discovery about magnetic reconnection is transforming how scientists view this ubiquitous astrophysical process. 

Recreating a heavenly chorus of plasma waves on Earth
Physicists use a novel plasma experiment to study elusive chirping radio signals from space. 

Daring Move for First U.S.-China Fusion Team
Mirror currents in the wall make the most beautiful plasma of all. 

Explaining a mysterious barrier to fusion known as the “density limit"
New model points to cooling in the interior of magnetic islands as source of density limit. 

The long and short of plasma turbulence
Scientists use supercomputer to model plasma turbulence, and solve a 50-year-old mystery. 

Using powerful computers, physicists uncover mechanism that stabilizes plasma within tokamaks
A team of physicists has discovered a mechanism that prevents the electrical current flowing through fusion plasma from repeatedly peaking and crashing. 

Striking the right note on a magnetic violin
Researchers learn to fine tune tokamak magnetic fields to mitigate damaging energy bursts. 

Breakthrough in superconducting materials opens new path to fusion
New high-temperature superconducting materials are also compatible with high magnetic fields. 

American Physical Society invites Savannah to discover plasma
Free science event expected to draw thousands. 

Mixing an icy cocktail to safely cool hot plasma
Rapid injection of ice pellet “cocktails” mitigates the unwanted effects of plasma disruptions. 

New Super H-mode regime could greatly increase fusion power
Researchers successfully pursue a theoretically predicted tokamak plasma state, taking performance to a higher level. 

Made to order: Researchers discover a new form of crystalline matter
Experiments reveal a new type of imposed ordering of particles in dusty plasma. 

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