Integrated Modeling of Stability and Transport of FRC Plasmas

April 2019 | A.Necas | 2019 Sherwood Fusion Theory | Poster

TAE Technologies, Inc, has an active fusion plasma research program centered around the FRC (Field Reversed Configuration) magnetic topology and the existing C-2W (aka Norman) experiment.

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Direct observation of ion acceleration from a beam-driven wave in a magnetic fusion experiment

March 2019 | R.M. Magee | Nature Physics | Paper

Efficiently heating a magnetically confined plasma to thermonuclear temperatures remains a central issue in fusion energy research. One well-established technique is to inject beams of neutral particles into the plasma, a process known as neutral beam injection.

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Fast-ion D-alpha diagnostic development for the C-2W field-reversed configuration plasma

August 2018 | N. G. Bolte | Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper

TAE Technologies’s advanced beam-driven field-reversed configuration device has a large fast-ion population, allowing for fast-ion D-alpha (FIDA) studies.

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Measuring dynamic fast ion spatial profiles with fusion protons in the Madison Symmetric Torus

July 2018 | R. M. Magee | Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper

Neutral beam injected fast ions play a dominant role in both the field reversed configuration (FRC) at TAE Technologies and the Madison Symmetric Torus (MST) reversed field pinch (RFP), making fast ion diagnosis a major pillar of both research programs.

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Experimental characterization of Alfven modes in a field-reversed configuration plasma

June 2018 | R.M. Magee | Nuclear Fusion | Paper

High power neutral beam injection into the C-2U advanced field-reversed configuration (FRC) stimulates at least three distinct energetic particle modes, none of which have been linked to
a performance limitation. Here we present an experimental characterization of one mode in particular, a high frequency mode ( f > fci ) observed in the decaying phase of the FRC.

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Measuring dynamic fast ion profiles with fusion protons in the Madison Symmetric Torus

April 2018 | R. Magee | HTPD2018 | Poster

Neutral beam injected fast ions play a dominant role in both the TAE field-reversed configuration (FRC) and the Madison Symmetric Torus (MST) reversed field pinch (RFP), making fast ion diagnosis a major pillar of both research programs.

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An Ion Beam System for Absolute Calibration of Neutral Particle Detectors for C-2W

April 2018 | R. Clary | HTPD2018 | Poster

A high-confinement operating regime with plasma lifetimes significantly ex- ceeding previous empirical scaling laws was recently obtained by combining plasma gun edge biasing and Neutral Beam Injection in the C-2U field-reversed configuration (FRC) experiment[1].

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Equilibrium properties of hybrid field reversed configurations

January 2017 | M. Tuszewski | Physics of Plasma | Paper

Field Reversed Configurations (FRCs) heated by neutral beam injection may include a large fast ion pressure that significantly modifies the equilibrium. A new analysis is required to characterize such hybrid FRCs, as the simple relations used up to now prove inaccurate.

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