Design of a Custom Insertable Probe Platform for Measurements of C-2W Inner Divertor Plasma Parameters

August 2018 | A. DuBois | Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper

A custom motor controlled probe system has been designed to make spatially resolved measurements of temperature, density, flow, and plasma potential in the C-2W inner divertors.

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Internal Magnetic Field Measurements of Translated and Merged Field-Reversed Configuration Plasmas in the FAT-CM Device

August 2018 | H. Gota | Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper

Field-reversed configuration (FRC) Amplification via Translation–Collisional Merging (FAT-CM) experiments have recently commenced to study physics phenomena of colliding and merged FRC plasma states.

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Calibration and applications of visible imaging cameras on the C-2U advanced beam-driven field-reversed configuration device

August 2018 | E. M. Granstedt | Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper

Two filtered, fast-imaging instruments, with radial and axial views, respectively, were used on the C-2U device to visualize line emission from impurities and hydrogenic neutrals.

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Magnetic diagnostic suite of the C-2W field-reversed configuration experiment

July 2018 | T. Roche | Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper

A fundamental component of any magnetically confined fusion experiment is a firm understanding of the magnetic field. The increased complexity of the C-2W machine warrants an equally enhanced diagnostic capability.

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Fast-ion D-alpha diagnostic development for the C-2W field-reversed configuration plasma

August 2018 | N. G. Bolte | Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper

TAE Technologies’s advanced beam-driven field-reversed configuration device has a large fast-ion population, allowing for fast-ion D-alpha (FIDA) studies.

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Measuring dynamic fast ion spatial profiles with fusion protons in the Madison Symmetric Torus

July 2018 | R. M. Magee | Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper

Neutral beam injected fast ions play a dominant role in both the field reversed configuration (FRC) at TAE Technologies and the Madison Symmetric Torus (MST) reversed field pinch (RFP), making fast ion diagnosis a major pillar of both research programs.

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Performance Improvement of a Magnetized Coaxial Plasma Gun by adopting Iron-Core Bias Coil and Pre-Ionization Systems

March 2018 | T. Edo | Plasma and Fusion Research | Paper

A magnetized coaxial plasma gun (MCPG) is utilized to generate a compact toroid (CT). An MCPG-type CT injector had been developed as a particle refueling system for C-2/C-2U field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasmas. To inject CTs repetitively for a long-lived plasma, the injector has been upgraded.

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A combined mmwave and CO2 interferometer on the C-2W Jet plasma

April 2018 | R. Smith | HTPD2018 | Poster

The C-2W device at TAE Technologies is now operational and represents another major step in a progression of advanced beam-driven Field-Reversed Configuration (FRC) confinement devices that have prolonged the lifetime, increased the stability and have added significant neutral beam injection power to heat.

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Measuring dynamic fast ion profiles with fusion protons in the Madison Symmetric Torus

April 2018 | R. Magee | HTPD2018 | Poster

Neutral beam injected fast ions play a dominant role in both the TAE field-reversed configuration (FRC) and the Madison Symmetric Torus (MST) reversed field pinch (RFP), making fast ion diagnosis a major pillar of both research programs.

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