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59th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics

October 23 - 27, 2017 | Milwaukee, WI

The 59th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics (DPP) technical sessions will take place at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Press Releases

Creating Solar Arches in Miniature
Laboratory scaled models help reveal the dynamics and structure of solar prominences.

First Glance: Scientists Catch Waves Growing in Near-Earth Space
New measurement shows the growth of waves that can impact Earth's magnetic shield and influence space weather. 

A New Way to Selectively Kill Cancer Cells
Room-temperature plasma proves promising for cancer therapy. 

Connecting the Dots on Magnetic Reconnection
Experiments give indications of why explosive bursts of energy from plasma happen quickly.

It’s Raining Diamonds on Neptune and Uranus
Scientists simulate the interior conditions of the icy giant planets, and produce “diamond rain.” 

Laser Superbeam Goes from Science Fiction to Reality
Researchers use plasma to successfully combine multiple laser beams into a single superbeam. 

American Physical Society Invites Milwaukee to Discover Plasma
Free science events expected to draw thousands. 

Dusty Plasmas: Experiments Reveal the Gravity of the Situation
Tracking the ultra-weak effects of gravity in dusty plasma reveals surprises. 

Plasma Acting Up? Try a Little Lithium
Lithium powder can calm damaging heat bursts in fusion reactors. 

Precise Navigation Brings Plasma Experiment to High Fusion PerformanceTheoretical cartography and improved plasma control in the laboratory allow the DIII-D experiment to enable very high fusion performance. 

Scientists Lay a Magnetic Trap to Get Antimatter to Stick Around
Scientists trap antimatter with magnets to keep it from vaporizing. 

Fusion Scientists Find Inspiration in Earth’s Ionosphere
Electromagnetic whistling shows promise for relieving an ailment of fusion-energy experiments. 

Seeing All the Colors of the Plasma Wind
Plasma scientists reveal new camera footage used to measure the velocity of ion winds in the boundary of fusion plasmas. 

Caught in the Act: Speedy Plasmoids Breaking Their Chains
Speedy plasmoids, caught on camera, help untangle the mysteries of magnetic reconnection. 

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