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…
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 𝑃𝐵𝑖𝑎𝑠.
November 2021 | M. Nations | APS-DPP 2021 | Poster
Variations in axial and radial electric fields are determining factors in electron-ion confinement as well
as plasma rotation and heating.
November 2021 | M. Kaur | APS-DPP 2021 | Poster
Long-lived, hot FRCs with excluded flux radius up to 50 cm are sustained in steady-state in the central confinement vessel by utilizing several advanced subsystems.
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.
October 2021 | H. Gota | 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…