July 2018 | J. Egedal | Physics of Plasmas | Paper
A new mathematical framework is developed for efficient evaluation of ion heating during magnetic pumping of field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasmas. The topology of ion trajectories is examined through the use of action variables applied to a typical FRC equilibrium.
February 2018 | L. Steinhauer | Physics of Plasmas | Paper
Coupled transport is the close interconnection between the cross-field and parallel fluxes in differ- ent regions due to topological changes in the magnetic field. This occurs because perpendicular transport is necessary for particles or energy to leave closed field-line regions, while parallel transport strongly affects evolution of open field-line regions.
October 2017 | S. Gupta | APS-DPP | Poster
C-2W goal is to increase electron temperature by reducing electron heat losses using expander divertor. FRC core is surrounded by the open field mirror system.
October 2017 | Francesco Ceccherini | APS-DPP | Poster
The Tri Alpha Energy (TAE) code RF-Pisa is a Finite Larmor Radius (FLR) full wave code developed through the years to study RF heating in the Field Reversed Configuration (FRC) in both the ion and electron cyclotron regimes.
October 2017 | D.D. Ryutov | APS-DPP | Poster
Main contribution to fusion energy release comes from the suprathermal “tails” of the distribution functions of the fusing ions
Oct 2017 | A. Necas | APS-DPP | Poster
Theory for synchrotron radiation by high temperature (sub- relativistic) electrons has been developed