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.
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.
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.
Our explainer video will help illustrate the work we’re doing with field-reverse configurations (FRCs), and offer insights into how we operate Norman.
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.