Overview of C-2W: high temperature, steady-state beam-driven field-reversed configuration plasmas

October 2021 | H. Gota | Nuclear Fusion | Paper

TAE Technologies, Inc. (TAE) is pursuing an alternative approach to magnetically confined fusion, which relies on field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasmas composed of mostly energetic…

Cross-separatrix simulations of turbulent transport in the field-reversed configuration

Cross-separatrix simulations of turbulent transport in the field-reversed configuration

June 2019 | C.K. Lau | Nuclear Fusion | Paper

Recent local simulations of the field-reversed configuration (FRC) have reported drift-wave stability in the core and instability in the scrape-off layer (SOL). However, experimental measurements indicate the existence of fluctuations in both FRC core and SOL, with much lower amplitude fluctuations measured in the core.

Formation of Hot, Stable, Long-Lived Field-Reversed Configuration Plasmas on the C-2W Device

Formation of Hot, Stable, Long-Lived Field-Reversed Configuration Plasmas on the C-2W Device

June 2019 | H. Gota | Nuclear Fusion | Paper

TAE Technologies’ research is devoted to producing high temperature, stable, long-lived field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasmas by neutral-beam injection (NBI) and edge biasing/control.

Direct observation of ion acceleration from a beam-driven wave in a magnetic fusion experiment

Direct observation of ion acceleration from a beam-driven wave in a magnetic fusion experiment

March 2019 | R.M. Magee | Nature Physics | Paper

Efficiently heating a magnetically confined plasma to thermonuclear temperatures remains a central issue in fusion energy research. One well-established technique is to inject beams of neutral particles into the plasma, a process known as neutral beam injection.

First experimental measurements of a new fast ion driven micro-burst instability in a field-reversed configuration plasma

First experimental measurements of a new fast ion driven micro-burst instability in a field-reversed configuration plasma

October 2018 | B. Deng | Nuclear Fusion | Paper

In modern F experiments at TAE Technologies, classical FRC instabilities are suppressed
by advanced neutral beam injection and edge biasing methods, leading to high plasma confinement and fast ion pressure built-up which is comparable to the bulk plasma pressure.

Compact Toroid Injection Fueling in a Large Field-Reversed Configuration

Compact Toroid Injection Fueling in a Large Field-Reversed Configuration

May 2017 | T. Asai | Nuclear Fusion | Paper

A repetitively driven compact toroid (CT) injector has been developed for the large eld- reversed con guration (FRC) facility of the C-2/C-2U, primarily for particle refueling. A CT is formed and injected by a magnetized coaxial plasma gun (MCPG) exclusively developed for the C-2/C-2U FRC.