Automatic inference and control of field reversed configuration plasmas in C-2W

June 2022 | J. Romero | TOFE | Presentation

C-2W is the world’s first steady-state FRC with fusion relevant parameters, C-2W machine and diagnostics are upgraded often in response to the research needs.

Neighboring equilibria and integrity of elongated FRC configurations

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

In the TAE C-2W experiment, confinement and stability of Field Reversed Configurations (FRC) relies on the presence of energetic ions from neutral beam injection and their relatively large Larmor radius.

Evolution and consequences of orbit type distributions in FRCs

November 2021 | F. Ceccherini | APS-DPP 2021 | Poster

Field Reversed Configurations (FRCs) are characterized by particular electric and magnetic field geometries that are due to the presence of unique particle orbit types as so-called Betatron, Drift, Fig8 and Type 1 orbits.