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The High-Beta Tokamak Experiment On-Campus at the Columbia Plasma Physics Laboratory
Doctoral Students Present their Research at National Conferences
Columbia Researchers at the National Spherical Torus Experiment
Doctoral Students Fabricating Equipment for HBT-EP Research
Instability at the Plasma Edge Inside a Tokamak Plasma.
Active Research Projects
Active Control of Tokamak Instabilities
Columbia Plasma Lab researchers have long pioneered the study of active control of tokamak instabilities.
Disruption Mitigation Research
Design against off-normal events is an essential part of fusion energy research. The rapid quench of the tokamak plasma (called a 'disruption') releases a burst of energy into the reactor vessel that must be controlled. Research involves designing systems and techniques to manage this energy release in a benign manner.
Columbia Engineering Students win Fusion-Energy Design Contest
A team of Columbia Engineering PhD students have been awarded $22,000 for winning a design contest that challenged university teams across the country to accelerate the commercialisation of fusion energy. The Columbia team was composed of PhD students studying plasma physics in the APAM Department, and their work was supported by Columbia research scientist Dr. Oak Nelson.
New Applied Physics Faculty Member: Elizabeth Paul
The Plasma Physics Laboratory at Columbia Engineering is proud to welcome Dr. Elizabeth Paul to the Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics faculty as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Applied Physics.
Columbia University Plasma Physicists at the 2022 APS-DPP Meeting
Last week, Columbia University students, scientists, and faculty presented seventy-one research presentations at the 64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics held at Spokane, WA.