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Compressing turbulence to improve inertial confinement fusion experiments


March 15, 2016

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Physicists have long regarded plasma turbulence as unruly behavior that can limit the performance of fusion experiments. Now, new findings indicate turbulent swirls of plasma could benefit one of the two major branches of such research. Researchers modeled the compression of fluid turbulence, showing effects that suggested a surprising positive impact of turbulence on inertial confinement fusion experiments.Full Story

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DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

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