Jacob Pearcy ’18



Project Title

Clean Small Fusion Reactors

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Over the summer, I assisted in performing diagnostics and expanding theoretical explanations regarding X-ray emission from the Princeton Field-Reversed Configuration 2 (PFRC-2) device. Through a combination of data gathering, data analysis, simulation, and theoretical calculations I helped the research team gain a fuller understanding of the characteristics and some possible causes of unexpectedly high X-ray emission. As a result of the internship, I feel much more prepared to conduct scientific research in the future, and my experience has solidified my desire to pursue physics as my major.

Internship Year


Project Category

Alternative Energy


Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ


Samuel Cohen, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory