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Post-implosion images of the plasma cylinders. On the left, plasma tentacles stretch out from the sides of the conventional, straight-column design. With the 14-tesla and 20-tesla twisted structures in the middle and right, respectively, the plasma tentacles are much shorter. This reflects more uniform compression by the magnetic field. Credit: Paul Campbell; Plasma, Pulsed Power and Microwave Lab; University of Michigan.

Twisting magnetic fields for extreme plasma compression

When magnetic walls are closing in, wily plasma slips out between magnetic field lines. A Michigan-led team pioneered a way to keep more plasma contained.|Medium Read
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NERS Professor Kevin Field wins DOE Early Career Award

Field is one of only 50 U.S. professors to win this year|Short Read
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Deep Patel admitted to Tauber Institute for Global Operations

The NERS Ph.D. Candidate is driven by his passion to end the global energy crisis.|Medium Read
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Robert W. Albrecht (1935–2020): In Memoriam

The NERS graduate became a professor of nuclear and electrical engineering at the University of Washington.|Short Read
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U-M faculty receive $1.9M in DOE funding awards

NERS faculty are well represented as DOE releases its FY2020 Research and Development Awards|Short Read
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Professor Mehlhorn named Fellow of the American Nuclear Society

Professor Mehlhorn was recognized for his research in plasma physics.|Short Read
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NERS Chair Todd Allen elected chair of NEDHO

Nuclear Engineering Department Heads Organization is an alliance between U.S. nuclear engineering programs|Short Read
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University alliance receives $51.5M in funding from Defense Threat Reduction Agency

The overall goals of the alliance are rooted in shaping the future of national security |Short Read
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Looking Back on Graduation in 1970

James Stubbins remembers his time at NERS and the University of Michigan|Medium Read

NERS receives Rackham Diversity Grant

The grant will help strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the department|Short Read
The experimental flow loop that will be used to emulate the cooling loop in a molten salt reactor

$5.2M for digital twins of nuclear reactors could bring down nuclear energy costs

Virtual copies of nuclear reactors could enable smarter maintenance for current reactors and more automation for advanced reactors.|Medium Read
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John M. Carpenter (1935–2020): In Memoriam

The NERS graduate and faculty member became one of the leading experimentalists in thermal neutron scattering.|Short Read