Simulations of Microwave Electron Heating on Field-Reversed Configuration Driven by Rotating Magnetic Field

Simulations of Microwave Electron Heating on Field-Reversed Configuration Driven by Rotating Magnetic Field

October 2016 | Xiaokang Yang | APS-DPP | Poster

The rotating magnetic field-driven field-reversed configuration (FRC), such as Rotamak or PFRC experiment, was recently proposed as a test bench at TAE Technologies to experimentally pioneer the study of microwave electron heating.

Details

Transport studies in high-performance field reversed configuration plasmas

May 2016 | S. Gupta | Physics of Plasmas | Paper

A significant improvement of field reversed configuration (FRC) lifetime and plasma confinement times in the C-2 plasma, called High Performance FRC regime, has been observed with neutral beam injection (NBI), improved edge stability, and better wall conditioning.

Details
Gyrokinetic simulation of driftwave instability in field-reversed configuration

Gyrokinetic simulation of driftwave instability in field-reversed configuration

May 2016 | Daniel Fulton | Physics of Plasmas | Paper

Following the recent remarkable progress in magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) stability control in the C-2U advanced beam driven field-reversed configuration (FRC), turbulent transport has become one of the foremost obstacles on the path towards an FRC-based fusion reactor.

Details