Drift-wave stability in the field-reversed configuration

August 2017 | C. K. Lau | Physics of Plasmas | Paper

Gyrokinetic simulations of C-2-like field-reversed configuration (FRC) find that electrostatic drift- waves are locally stable in the core. The stabilization mechanisms include finite Larmor radius effects, magnetic well (negative grad-B), and fast electron short circuit effects.

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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.

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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.

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