Correlation of global instabilities with high-frequency fluctuations in the scrape-off layer of C-2W

October 2019 | Tadafumi Matsumoto | APS-DPP | Poster

In TAE Technologies’ current experimental device, C-2W (also called “Norman”) [1], record breaking, advanced beam-driven field reversed configuration (FRC) plasmas are produced and sustained

Two-dimensional density profiles of rotating mode structures using the Radon transform on the C-2W experiment

October 2019 | Roger J Smith | APS-DPP | Poster

In TAE Technologies’ current experimental device, C-2W (also called “Norman”) [1], record breaking, advanced beam- driven field reversed configuration (FRC)

Cross-separatrix simulations of turbulent transport in the field-reversed configuration

June 2019 | C.K. Lau | Nuclear Fusion | Paper

Recent local simulations of the field-reversed configuration (FRC) have reported drift-wave stability in the core and instability in the scrape-off layer (SOL). However, experimental measurements indicate the existence of fluctuations in both FRC core and SOL, with much lower amplitude fluctuations measured in the core.

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.

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.

Inference of field reversed configuration topology and dynamics during Alfvenic transients

February 2018 | J.A. Romero | Nature Communications | Paper

Active control of field reversed configuration (FRC) devices requires a method to determine the flux surface geometry and dynamic properties of the plasma during both transient and steady-state conditions.

Compact Toroid Injection Fueling in a Large Field-Reversed Configuration

May 2017 | T. Asai | Nuclear Fusion | Paper

A repetitively driven compact toroid (CT) injector has been developed for the large eld- reversed con guration (FRC) facility of the C-2/C-2U, primarily for particle refueling. A CT is formed and injected by a magnetized coaxial plasma gun (MCPG) exclusively developed for the C-2/C-2U FRC.