Super(computer) Powers

December 13, 2017  |  Michl Binderbauer

The TAE Technologies modeling group has won a 2018 US Department of Energy INCITE (Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment) award on the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility’s Theta supercomputer. The award is for 31MCH (million core hours), which is equivalent to 100MCH on ALCF’s Blue Gene supercomputer, Mira, and will be used to accelerate our research in creating clean fusion energy.

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TAE Technologies - Norman

The Heat is On

November 6, 2017  |  Michl Binderbauer

We are proud to now announce that this week we have achieved colliding and merging of field-reverse configurations (FRCs) on Norman, which is another critical marker on our path to success.

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Achievement of field-reversed configuration plasma sustainment via 10 MW neutral-beam injection on the C-2U device

Achievement of field-reversed configuration plasma sustainment via 10 MW neutral-beam injection on the C-2U device

November 2017 | H. Gota | Nuclear Fusion | Paper

The TAE Technologies experimental program has demonstrated reliable field-reversed configuration (FRC) formation and sustainment, driven by fast ions via high-power neutral-beam (NB) injection.

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Simulations of High Harmonic Fast Wave Heating on the C-2U Advanced Beam-Driven Field-Reversed Configuration Device

October 2017 | X. Yang | EPJ Web Conference | Paper

Numerous efforts have been made at Tri-Alpha Energy (TAE) to theoretically explore the physics of microwave electron heating in field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasmas. For the fixed 2D profiles of plasma density and temperature for both electrons and thermal ions and equilibrium field of the C-2U machine, simulations with GENRAY-C ray-tracing code have been conducted for the ratios of / ci[D] in the range of 6 – 20.

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C-2W Magnetic Measurement Suite

October 2017 | T. Roche | APS-DPP | Poster

Monitoring the complete magnetic evolution of the plasma is essential for understanding the system’s dynamics. Over 1000 B-field signals are monitored to provide both post-shot analysis data and data for an advanced active feedback system under development

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