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.
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
Performance Improvement of a Magnetized Coaxial Plasma Gun by Adopting Iron-core Bias Coil and New Pre-Ionization System
October 2017 | T. Edo | APS-DPP | Poster
A magnetized coaxial plasma gun (MCPG) is a device used to generate a compact toroid (CT), which has a spheromak-like configuration.
October 2017 | B. Scott Nicks | APS-DPP | Poster
Experiments indicate beam-driven mode in the vicinity of the ion cyclotron frequency ?=1 seen at low ?—conditions typically found in C2U FRC scrape-off layer and outbound of separatrix.