October 2016 | Hiroshi Gota | IAEA-FEC | Poster
The world’s largest compact-toroid device, C-2, has been upgraded to C-2U at TAE Technologies to achieve sustainment of field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasmas by neutral-beam (NB) injection (NBI) and edge biasing, and the C-2U experiment is characterized by the following key system upgrades.
October 2016 | H. Gota | IAEA-FEC | Paper
The experimental program at TAE Technologies has demonstrated reliable field-reversed configuration (FRC) formation and sustainment, driven by fast ions via high-power neutral-beam (NB) injection.
October 2016 | Tomohiko Asai | IAEA-FEC | Paper
A repetitively driven compact toroid (CT) injector has been developed for large-sized field-reversed configuration (FRC) facility of the C-2/C-2U primarily for refueling.
August 2016 | Daniel Sheftman | HTPD | Poster
Knowledge and control of the axial outflow of plasma particles and energy along open field lines are of crucial importance to the stability and longevity of advanced beam-driven FRC plasma.
June 2016 | Niko Rath | AIP Publishing | Paper
We show that in a field-reversed-configuration, the plasma is unstable to either transverse or axial rigid displacement, but never to both.