November 2021 | A. Tkachev | APS-DPP 2021 | Poster
A high-power long pulse electron beam was created at TAE. The beam is designed to be installed in a divertor and injected axially into the C-2W FRC device  for additional plasma heating . The beam currently operates at a test stand, and the research on beam injection through a strong magnetic field is carried out.
October 2017 | X. Yang | EPJ Web Conference | Paper
Numerous efforts have been made at Tri-Alpha Energy (TAE) to theoretically explore the physics of microwave electron heating in field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasmas. For the fixed 2D profiles of plasma density and temperature for both electrons and thermal ions and equilibrium field of the C-2U machine, simulations with GENRAY-C ray-tracing code have been conducted for the ratios of / ci[D] in the range of 6 – 20.
October 2017 | Francesco Ceccherini | APS-DPP | Poster
The Tri Alpha Energy (TAE) code RF-Pisa is a Finite Larmor Radius (FLR) full wave code developed through the years to study RF heating in the Field Reversed Configuration (FRC) in both the ion and electron cyclotron regimes.
February 2015 | X. Yang | AIP Conference Proceedings | Paper
Different microwave heating scenarios for the C-2 plasmas have been investigated recently with use of both the Genray ray-racing code and the IPF-FDMC full-wave code, and the study was focused on the excitation of the electron Bernstein wave (EBW) with O-mode launch.