PPPL (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory)

Projects

LTX (Lithium Tokamak Experiment)

Years Active

2008 - present

Approach

Tokamak

NSTX

Years Active

1999 - 2012

Approach

Spherical Tokamak

NSTX illustration
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NSTX photograph
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TFTR

Years Active

1982 - 1997

Approach

Tokamak

Results
PublicationDensity (m-3)Temperature (keV)Energy Confinement Time (s)Triple Product (m-3keV s)
Fusion plasma experiments...6.3×1019(ion) 8.5×1019(electron)11.5(electron) 44(ion)2.4×10-16.7×1020
Fusion plasma experiments...6.8×1019(ion) 9.6×1019(electron)11.7(electron) 29(ion)1.9×10-13.7×1020
Fusion plasma experiments...6.7×1019(ion) 1.02×1020(electron)13(electron) 36(ion)1.8×10-14.3×1020
Fusion plasma experiments...6.6×1019(ion) 8.5×1019(electron)12(electron) 43(ion)3.4×10-19.6×1020

PLT

Years Active

1975 - 1986

Approach

Tokamak

PLT photograph
https://twitter.com/ppplab/status/822082438859894786
Results
PublicationDensity (m-3)Temperature (keV)Energy Confinement Time (s)Triple Product (m-3keV s)
Experimental results of t... 1.1×1020(electron)1.2(electron) 1(ion)4×10-24.4×1018

Symmetrical Tokamak

Years Active

1970 - 1974

Approach

Tokamak

ST (Symmetric Tokamak)

Years Active

1970 - 1977

Approach

Tokamak

Results
PublicationDensity (m-3)Temperature (keV)Energy Confinement Time (s)Triple Product (m-3keV s)
Experiments on the ST Tok... 6×1019(electron)0.8(electron) 0.4(ion)1×10-22.4×1017

NSTX-U

Approach

Spherical Tokamak

Model C Stellarator

Approach

Stellarator

Model C Stellarator photograph
Key Individuals

Steve Cowley, Director

Location

Princeton New Jersey USA

Website

https://www.pppl.gov