Virtual Pressroom 2015

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 reconnectionPDF format
A recent fundamental discovery about magnetic reconnection is transforming how scientists view this ubiquitous astrophysical process.
Recreating a heavenly chorus of plasma waves on EarthPDF format
Physicists use a novel plasma experiment to study elusive chirping radio signals from space.
Daring Move for First U.S.-China Fusion TeamPDF format
Mirror currents in the wall make the most beautiful plasma of all.
Explaining a mysterious barrier to fusion known as the “density limit”PDF format
New model points to cooling in the interior of magnetic islands as source of density limit.
The long and short of plasma turbulencePDF format
Scientists use supercomputer to model plasma turbulence, and solve a 50-year-old mystery.
Using powerful computers, physicists uncover mechanism that stabilizes plasma within tokamaksPDF format
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 violinPDF format
Researchers learn to fine tune tokamak magnetic fields to mitigate damaging energy bursts.
Breakthrough in superconducting materials opens new path to fusionPDF format
New high-temperature superconducting materials are also compatible with high magnetic fields.
American Physical Society invites Savannah to discover plasmaPDF format
Free science event expected to draw thousands.
Mixing an icy cocktail to safely cool hot plasmaPDF format
Rapid injection of ice pellet “cocktails” mitigates the unwanted effects of plasma disruptions.
New Super H-mode regime could greatly increase fusion powerPDF format
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 matterPDF format
Experiments reveal a new type of imposed ordering of particles in dusty plasma.

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