Virtual Pressroom 2017

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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APS Press Releases

Creating Solar Arches in MiniaturePDF format
Laboratory scaled models help reveal the dynamics and structure of solar prominences.
First Glance: Scientists Catch Waves Growing in Near-Earth SpacePDF format
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 CellsPDF format
Room-temperature plasma proves promising for cancer therapy.
Connecting the Dots on Magnetic ReconnectionPDF format
Experiments give indications of why explosive bursts of energy from plasma happen quickly.
It’s Raining Diamonds on Neptune and UranusPDF format
Scientists simulate the interior conditions of the icy giant planets, and produce “diamond rain.”
Laser Superbeam Goes from Science Fiction to RealityPDF format
Researchers use plasma to successfully combine multiple laser beams into a single superbeam.
American Physical Society Invites Milwaukee to Discover PlasmaPDF format
Free science events expected to draw thousands.
Dusty Plasmas: Experiments Reveal the Gravity of the SituationPDF format
Tracking the ultra-weak effects of gravity in dusty plasma reveals surprises.
Plasma Acting Up? Try a Little LithiumPDF format
Lithium powder can calm damaging heat bursts in fusion reactors.
Precise Navigation Brings Plasma Experiment to High Fusion PerformancePDF format
Theoretical 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 AroundPDF format
Scientists trap antimatter with magnets to keep it from vaporizing.
Fusion Scientists Find Inspiration in Earth’s IonospherePDF format
Electromagnetic whistling shows promise for relieving an ailment of fusion-energy experiments.
Seeing All the Colors of the Plasma WindPDF format
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 ChainsPDF format
Speedy plasmoids, caught on camera, help untangle the mysteries of magnetic reconnection.

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