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Virtual Pressroom 2022

64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics

Oct 17, 2022 – Oct 21, 2022 | Spokane, WA

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The Virtual Pressroom offers news, highlighted papers, images, and videos from the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics Meetings.

Press Releases

Imbalanced Turbulence Keeps Solar Wind Feeling the Heat
New theory explains the long-standing mystery of energy transfer in the solar wind.

Pressure Drop: New Insights into Timing of Magnetic Explosions in Space
Scientists develop the first model that can predict the magnetic reconnection rate in space.

Racing to Fusion Energy
Various magnetic configurations, championed by different partnerships, are in the race toward fusion energy commercialization and solutions for fusion pilot plants.

Shifting Momentum: Lab Confirms Key Theory of How Planets and Stars Form
PPPL uses novel device to demonstrate a long-standing theory.

Unveiling the Origin of Magnetic Batteries in Space
Calculations of magnetic relaxation processes reveal the origin of various current sheet types in space.

Mitigating Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections Using Cold Plasma Technology
Plasma technology could be a useful tool for eliminating microbes in catheter tubes.

Measuring Plasma in 3-D to Better Understand Space Weather
Laboratory makes first 3-D measurements of electrons during magnetic reconnection, revealing clues about heating during extreme space weather.

Help “DESC”: A New Tool for Predicting Plasma Behavior in Stellarators
Daniel Dudt, a Princeton student, developed software that can help improve stellarator design.

Recreating the Aurora in an Atmospheric Pressure Plasma
New laboratory device generates the brilliant green light found in the aurora.

A New Way to Detect Space Debris
Satellite measurements of plasma waves could detect space debris, helping space agencies protect spacecraft from damage.

Unexpected Connection: Method Used to Prevent Plasma Bursts Linked to Other Plasma Disturbances
Surprising findings could affect the design and operation of future fusion facilities.

Get Energized: How Gamma Ray Bursts Could Power Cosmic Rays
New research may explain how cosmic rays form in gamma ray bursts.

Taking A New Angle to Boost Plasma Performance in Advanced Tokamaks
In Advanced Tokamak plasmas, off-axis particle beam injection improves confinement.

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