Potential development and electron energy confinement in an expanding magnetic field divertor geometry

August 2023 | S. Gupta | Physics of Plasmas | Paper

The formation of electrostatic potential in an expanding magnetic field divertor is numerically simulated using a kinetic model. As theoretically expected, the electrostatic potential is formed in the expanding magnetic field…

Effect of mirror and confinement vessel fields on the power flows from biased electrodes to the FRC electrons

October 2022 | M. Kaur | APS-DPP 2022 | Poster

NB-driven FRC plasmas stay in a steady-state for long time and allow a thorough study of electron heating mechanisms. Core plasma 𝑇𝑒
shows a strong correlation with π‘ƒπ΅π‘–π‘Žπ‘ .

Turbulence Spreading and Transport Properties in the Core and Boundary of the C-2W Field-Reversed Configuration

November 2021 | L. Schmitz | APS-DPP 2021 | Poster

We investigate here the interaction of the mirror plasma scrape-off layer, characterized by drift-interchange turbulence with an exponential toroidal wavenumber spectrum, and the much more quiescent FRC core, characterized by very low ion-scale turbulence levels, and a flat or inverted toroidal wavenumber spectrum.

Overview of C-2W: high temperature, steady-state beam-driven field-reversed configuration plasmas

October 2021 | H. Gotaο»Ώ | Nuclear Fusion | Paper

TAE Technologies, Inc. (TAE) is pursuing an alternative approach to magnetically confined fusion, which relies on field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasmas composed of mostly energetic…