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FLARE: A Collaborative User Facility to Study Magnetic Reconnection and Related Phenomena


The Facility for Laboratory Reconnection Experiments (FLARE) is a joint project of five universities and two DoE national laboratories: Princeton University, University of California - Berkeley, University of California - Los Angeles, University of Maryland, University of Wisconsin - Madison, PPPL and LANL. It started operations in 2018 at Princeton University and since 2019 it is located at PPPL. FLARE's design is based in MRX but at a larger scale. As MRX, its main objective is to study the magnetic reconnection process for astrophysical and fusion research. FLARE has a 3m diameter and is 3.6m long and can produce magnetic fields up to 0.5T.

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2018 - present