First time-resolved electron density measurements in the C-2W Advanced Field Reversed Configuration plasmas from long-path compact second-harmonic interferometer

First time-resolved electron density measurements in the C-2W Advanced Field Reversed Configuration plasmas from long-path compact second-harmonic interferometer

April 2018 | M. Beall | HTPD2018 | Poster

The C-2W experiment is an axially symmetric device with formation sections producing and accelerating plasmoids via theta-pinch which collide in a central confinement vessel (CV) and form a hot, stable FRC

Secondary Electron Emission Detectors for Neutral Beam Characterization on C-2W

Secondary Electron Emission Detectors for Neutral Beam Characterization on C-2W

April 2018 | J. Titus | HTPD2018 | Poster

Heating, current drive, and partial fueling from neutral beam injection are essential to sustainment of C-2W field- reversed configuration (FRC) plasmas. C-2W has eight 2.1 MW neutral beams (total of 16.8 MW), capable of providing an elliptically-shaped beam of 15 keV hydrogen neutrals for 30 ms.

Measurements of Formation Dynamics in a Multi-Pulse Compact Toroid Injector System

Measurements of Formation Dynamics in a Multi-Pulse Compact Toroid Injector System

April 2018 | I. Allfrey | HTPD2018 | Poster

The C-2W experiment at TAE Technologies aims at sustaining an advanced beam- driven field reversed configuration (FRC) plasma. However, FRC lifetime is limited by particle confinement, among other factors.