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…

Effect of electrode biasing on plasma performance in the C-2W advanced FRC

August 2021 | M. Kaur | OS2021 | Presentation

Negatively-applied biasing improves confinement by stabilizing global MHD modes
β€’ Bias is most effective in narrow biasing configurations
β€’ Comparison of three electrode configurations shown …