October 2018 | B. Deng | Nuclear Fusion | Paper
In modern F experiments at TAE Technologies, classical FRC instabilities are suppressed
by advanced neutral beam injection and edge biasing methods, leading to high plasma confinement and fast ion pressure built-up which is comparable to the bulk plasma pressure.
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.
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.
July 2017 | E. A. Baltz | Scientific Reports | Paper
TAE and Google have partnered to combine human and machine interaction to further plasma science using their “Optometrist Algorithm.”
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.
October 2016 | Francesco Checcerini | APS-DPP | Poster
The goal of TAE’s experiments is to sustain through the of use of neutral beam heating and edge biasing an advanced beam-driven FRC for many milliseconds, i.e., well beyond the growth times of common instabilities.