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.
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.
April 2018 | R. Clary | HTPD2018 | Poster
A high-confinement operating regime with plasma lifetimes significantly ex- ceeding previous empirical scaling laws was recently obtained by combining plasma gun edge biasing and Neutral Beam Injection in the C-2U field-reversed configuration (FRC) experiment.
April 2018 | N. Bolte | HTPD2018 | Poster
TAE’s advanced, beam-driven field-reversed configuration device has a large fast-ion population, allowing for fast-ion D-alpha (FIDA) studies. Development of a FIDA spectrometer for the new C-2W device is underway.
April 2018 | M. Thompson | HTPD2018 | Poster
The new C-2W experiment (also called “Norman”) at TAE Technologies, Inc. studies the evolution of field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasmas sustained by neutral beam injection. Data on the FRC plasma performance is provided by a comprehensive suite of diagnostics that includes over 600 magnetic sensors.
April 2018 | M. Nations | HTPD2018 | Poster
The presence of impurities can significantly affect plasma performance since they can account for substantial radiative power losses. To keep impurity content of the plasma low, mitigating strategies (e.g., wall conditioning by titanium gettering) are employed to help pump neutrals and reduce wall recycling