The MPRL is pleased to announce that we are ready to accept new collaborative user proposals for the 2021 – 2022 academic year. Please visit the External User link on these webpages for more information on how to prepare a white paper.
The laboratory is back in operation and is welcoming new and continuing users. We have updated our application page and are ready to accept new applications for run-time during the 2021-2022 academic year.
Please check the calendar page for the newly update operations schedule. We anticipate magnetic field operations to begin on or about July 7, 2021.
Due to the combination of Covid-19 restrictions and construction in the Leach Science Center, the MDPX device was shut down from Dec., 2020 to Jun., 2021.
We are pleased to announce that starting in early June, 2021 – we’ll begin the restart process. We hope to begin operations again by early July, 2021. Watch this space for new announcements!
MPRL images of of completed HVAC renovation in the Leach Science Center (May, 2021)
October 19, 2019 – DOE Office of Science Fusion Energy Sciences is anticipating to issue a targeted FOA and Lab Announcement in early 2020, subject to FY 2020 budget appropriation by Congress, to support frontier science experiments on one or more of the currently FES General Plasma Science (GPS) program supported collaborative research facilities or initiatives. These include Basic Plasma Science Facility (BaPSF/LAPD) at UCLA, DIII-D Frontier Science Initiative at General Atomics, Wisconsin Plasma Physics Laboratory (WiPPL/BRB/MST) at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Magnetized Dusty Plasma Experiment at Auburn University, low-temperature Plasma Research Facility (PRF) at Sandia National Laboratories and Princeton Collaborative Research Facility (PCRF) at Princeton Plasma Physics laboratory. U.S. researchers whose experimental proposals were selected or have been selected for experimental runtime in any of these facilities are eligible to apply. For more information, please contact DOE Program Manager Nirmol Podder (nirmol.Podder@science.doe.gov).
The MPRL group will be making contributed and invited presentations at the upcoming American Physical Society – Division of Plasma Physics meeting. Check them out:
These are the new pages for the Magnetized Plasma Research Laboratory at Auburn University.