First measurements of p11B fusion in a magnetically confined plasma

February 2023 | R. Magee | Nature Communications | Paper

Proton-boron (p11B) fusion is an attractive potential energy source but technically challenging to implement. Developing techniques to realize its potential requires first developing the experimental capability to produce p11B fusion…

Development of multichord ion Doppler spectroscopy system for toroidal flow measurement of field-reversed configuration

December 2022 | K. Araoka | Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper

A double-chord ion Doppler spectroscopy (IDS) system was developed to measure the ion temperature and flow velocity of field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasmas in the FRC amplification via a translation-collisional merging (FAT-CM) device.

Whose line is it anyway? A self-training spectral line identification code for plasma physics experiments

November 2022 | M. Tobin | Journal of Applied Physics | Paper

The process of associating spectral peaks in emission radiation data with particular charge states of specific elements is a common task in
the field of plasma diagnostics in both laboratory and astrophysical settings.