Basic Plasma Laboratories

While fusion energy research gets the majority of attention when it comes to plasma physics research, the study of basic plasma is still an extremely fertile area for science exploration. Here are a few laboratories that focus primarily on basic plasma research.

Large Plasma Device (LAPD)


Magnetic Reconnection Experiment (MRX)


Madison Plasma Dynamo Experiment (MPDX)


Caltech - Paul Bellan's Research Group


TORPEX at Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas (CRPP)


Controlled Shear Decorrelation Experiment (CSDX)