Improved density profile measurements in the C-2U advanced beam-driven Field-Reversed Configuration (FRC) plasmas

August 2016 | M. Beall | Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper

In the prior C-2 experiment, electron density was measured using a two-color 6-chord CO2/HeNe interferometer. Analysis shows that high-frequency common mode phase noise can be reduced by a factor of 3 by constructing a reference chord.


Diagnostic suite of the C-2U advanced beam-driven field-reversed configuration plasma experiment

August 2016 | M. C. Thompson | Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper

The C-2U experiment at Tri Alpha Energy studies the evolution of field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasmas sustained by neutral beam injection. Data on the FRC plasma performance are provided by a comprehensive suite of diagnostics that includes magnetic sensors, interferometry, Thomson scattering, spectroscopy, bolometry, reflectometry, neutral particle analyzers, and fusion product detectors.