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2010-06-15 12:56:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brian Wirth, an authority in the ways materials behave in extreme environments, has been named the ninth University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor's Chair. Wirth is currently an associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley, which he joined in 2002 following several years as a materials scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Wirth leads a number of research projects funded by various...

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2010-04-28 15:35:20

A giant laser -- the size of three football fields -- is being used by scientists at a government lab in California to possibly set off a nuclear reaction so intense that it will make a star bloom on the surface of the Earth, according to a recent CNN report. The scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory want to create a sun on the ground that seems like a science fiction fantasy straight from Hollywood. But the experiment is for real, and the National Ignition Facility will...

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2010-03-21 12:55:00

A potential new energy source so controversial that people once regarded it as junk science is moving closer to acceptance by the mainstream scientific community. That's the conclusion of the organizer of one of the largest scientific sessions on the topic "” "cold fusion" "” being held here for the next two days in the Moscone Center during the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS). "Years ago, many scientists were afraid to speak about 'cold fusion' to a...

2010-01-24 13:40:00

A new experiment that reproduces the magnetic fields of the Earth and other planets has yielded its first significant results. The findings confirm that its unique approach has some potential to be developed as a new way of creating a power-producing plant based on nuclear fusion "” the process that generates the sun's prodigious output of energy. Fusion has been a cherished goal of physicists and energy researchers for more than 50 years. That's because it offers the possibility of...

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2009-11-26 13:30:00

A new prototype device that can rid hands, feet, or even underarms of bacteria, including the hospital superbug MRSA, has been developed and is in the testing stage, BBC News reported. The device creates what is called a plasma, which produces a cocktail of chemicals in air that kill bacteria but are harmless to skin. Experts say a related approach could see the use of plasmas to speed the healing of wounds. These so-called plasmas could help solve gum disease or even body odor, according to...

2009-11-02 11:00:14

Experiments in RFP fusion device show higher currents lead to self-organized helical plasma If you keep twisting a straight elastic string, at some moment it starts kinking in a wild way. Something similar occurs when one increases the electrical current flowing in a magnetized plasma doughnut: it takes on a wild helical shape, which spoils its performance. This phenomenon concerns scientists exploring fusion power, who use powerful magnetic fields to confine plasma during their experiments....

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2009-11-02 10:04:54

Progress in advanced operational scenarios for tokamak fusion devices provides hope for steady-state fusion power plants In the quest to produce nuclear fusion energy, researchers from the DIII-D National Fusion Facility have recently confirmed long-standing theoretical predictions that performance, efficiency and reliability are simultaneously obtained in tokamaks, the leading magnetic confinement fusion device, operating at their performance limits. Experiments designed to test these...

2009-09-09 14:58:47

Just as health-food manufacturers work on developing the best possible sodium substitutes for low-salt diets, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have acquired new knowledge on a promising sodium alternative of their own. Sodium-like tungsten ions could pepper"”and conveniently monitor"”the hot plasma soup inside fusion energy devices, potential sources of abundant, clean power. Tungsten"”having the highest melting point of any...

2009-09-08 09:12:40

A University of Nevada-Reno scientist has received a U.S. Department of Energy grant to study high-energy plasma's role in astrophysics and other fields. Professor Roberto Mancini, chairman of the school's physics department, said the $690,000 grant will further his studies into ultra-high temperature and non-equilibrium plasmas, researching what happens to matter around black holes. Mancini will conduct some of his experiments with the pulsed-power machine at the Sandia National Laboratories...

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2009-09-02 23:45:00

Experiment to shed light on high-energy plasma's role in astrophysics, energy production and X-rays Using one of the greatest sources of radiation energy created by man, University of Nevada, Reno researcher and faculty member Roberto Mancini is studying ultra-high temperature and non-equilibrium plasmas to mimic what happens to matter in accretion disks around black holes. Physics department professor and chair Mancini has received a $690,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to...


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2009-04-28 16:45:23

Igor Yevgenyevich Tamm born in Vladivostok, Russia on July 8, 1895 was a Soviet physicist and mathematician. He studied at the University of Edinburgh in 1913-1914. He then switched to Moscow State University where he graduated in 1918. He developed an approximation method for many-body physics, in 1945. He worked with Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov to create a tomohak system based on a toroidal magnetic thermonuclear reactor, in 1958. This led to the T-3 Soviet magnetic confinement...

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