Using powerful computers, physicists uncover mechanism that stabilizes plasma (Physical Review Letters)

By Raphael Rosen, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Communications A team of physicists led by Stephen Jardin of the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has discovered a mechanism that prevents the electrical current flowing through fusion plasma from repeatedly peaking and crashing. This behavior is known as a "sawtooth cycle" and can … Continue reading Using powerful computers, physicists uncover mechanism that stabilizes plasma (Physical Review Letters)