February 2015 | H. Gota | Fusion Science and Technology | Paper
C-2 is a unique, large compact-toroid (CT) device at TAE Technologies that produces field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasmas by colliding and merging oppositely directed CTs. Significant progress has recently been made on C-2, achieving ,5 ms stable plasmas with a dramatic improvement in confinement, far beyond the prediction from the conventional FRC scaling.
October 2014 | M. Binderbauer | APS-DPP | Presentation
The long-range mission is to develop compact reactor without toroidal field coils or a central solenoid.
September 2014 | M. Tuszewski | PPPL Colloquium | Presentation
Hybrid FRCs successfully produced in C-2 device. HPF breakthrough. Improved FRC stability and confinement. FRC sustainment techniques developed.
August 2014 | H. Gota | 2014 Open Systems | Presentation
High-temperature, stable, long-lived FRC state called, High Performance FRC (HPF), has been produced in the C-2 device with plasma-guns and NB injections.
August 2014 | H. Gota | Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper
A comprehensive diagnostic suite for field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasmas has been developed and installed on the C-2 device at TAE Technologies to investigate the dynamics of FRC formation as well as to understand key FRC physics properties, e.g., confinement and stability, throughout a discharge.
June 2014 | H. Gota | HTPD | Poster
FRC plasmas are well diagnosed in the C-2 device; > 50 diagnostic systems. C-2 extensive diag suite provides understanding of basic physics of FRC plasmas.