June 2019 | T. Asai | Nuclear Fusion | Paper
Collisional merging formation of field-reversed configurations (FRCs) at super Alfvénic velocity have been successfully initiated in the FAT-CM device at Nihon University. It is experimentally evidenced that the quiescent FRC profile is formed in a self-organizational manner after distructive disturbances by the super Alfvénic collision of two translated magnetized plasmoids.
June 2019 | H. Gota | Nuclear Fusion | Paper
TAE Technologies’ research is devoted to producing high temperature, stable, long-lived field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasmas by neutral-beam injection (NBI) and edge biasing/control.
October 2018 | E. Trask | APS-DPP | Poster
Increased stored energy, improved pulsed power reliability, and dynamic control of magnetic fields have allowed creation of FRC targets with improved characteristics.
July 2018 | F. Tanaka (Nihon Univ.) | Plasma and Fusion Research | Paper
In order to investigate the collisional merging process of field-reversed configurations (FRCs), the FAT device has recently been upgraded to FAT-CM, consisting of two field-reversed theta-pinch (FRTP) formation sections and the confinement section.
October 2017 | H. Gota | APS-DPP | Poster
Tri Alpha Energy’s research has been devoted to producing a high temperature, stable, long-lived field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasma state by neutral-beam injection (NBI) and edge biasing/control.
October 2017 | Erik Trask | APS-DPP | Poster
Circuit is decoupled from reversal, with improved pulsed power reliability
– Ionization percentage is ~100%, with flat radial distribution
– High power circuits are implemented on C-2W (Norman)