Compressing turbulence to improve inertial confinement fusion experiments (PRL)

By John Greenwald, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Physicists have long regarded plasma turbulence as unruly behavior that can limit the performance of fusion experiments. But new findings by researchers associated with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University indicate that turbulent swirls … Continue reading Compressing turbulence to improve inertial confinement fusion experiments (PRL)

Down the rabbit hole: how electrons travel through exotic new material (Science)

By Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research Researchers at Princeton University have observed a bizarre behavior in a strange new crystal that could hold the key for future electronic technologies. Unlike most materials in which electrons travel on the surface, in these new materials the electrons sink into the depths of the crystal … Continue reading Down the rabbit hole: how electrons travel through exotic new material (Science)

How an artificial protein rescues dying cells (PNAS)

By Tien Nguyen, Department of Chemistry A new study from Princeton has revealed how a synthetic protein revives E. coli cells that lack a life-sustaining gene, offering insight into how life can adapt to survive and potentially be reinvented. Researchers in the Hecht lab discovered the unexpected way in which a synthetic protein called SynSerB … Continue reading How an artificial protein rescues dying cells (PNAS)