Optimization and feedback control of the C-2W configuration

October 2023 | J.A. Romero | IAEA-FEC 2023 | Presentation

C-2W holds a high beta FRC plasma in an easily accessible linear device. Plasma is elongated to improve performance, resulting in axial instability. Feedback control stabilizes and sustains the long plasma in steady state.

Enhanced Plasma Performance in C-2W Advanced Beam-Driven Field-Reversed Configuration Experiments

October 2023 | H. Gota | IAEA-FEC 2023 | Poster

The NB power-supply system has recently been upgraded to extend the pulse length from 30 ms to 40 ms, which allows for a longer plasma lifetime thus better characterization and further enhancement of FRC performance.