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The Interactive Plasma Physics Experience

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Welcome to the Interactive Plasma Physics Experience!

Explore the exciting world of fusion science through our fun educational resources. Journey inside a plasma-confining tokamak, control plasma experiments online or use our physics modules!

Getting Started

Visit the sections below to explore different aspects of plasma physics and magnetically confined fusion.

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What is
Fusion

Watch a Phd Comics animated video on magnetic confinement fusion.

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Virtual
Tokamak

Control a virtual tokamak and, in the process, learn about creating electricity using magnetic confinement fusion.

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Remote
Experiments

Remotely log into plasma experiments located at PPPL and control them through your browser.

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Ask a Plasma
Physicist

Have a burning question about plasma, fusion or PPPL? Ask us anything and we'll get back to you!

What is Fusion

The animated video below, produced by PhD Comics, introduces the concept of plasma and magnetically confineed fusion. It also provides a tour of the NSTXU device housed at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab.







Virtual Tokamak

The Virtual Tokamak is based on real plasma physics equations.





Remote Experiments

Visit the sections below to explore different aspects of plasma physics and magnetically confined fusion.

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Remote Glow Discharge Experiment

Control a Plasma and observe it from your browser. You can even do an actual quantitative plasma experiment.

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Remote Planeterrella Experiment

Model astrophysical phenomena like the auroras, magnetospheres or planetary ring currents and control and observe them from your home.

Ask a Plasma Physicist

Have questions about plasmas, fusion and/or PPPL? Ask it here and we'll get back to you soon!