October 2019 | B. S. Nicks | APS-DPP | Poster
C-2U experiment: beam-driven FRC. Proton beams injected into deuterium plasma. Fast proton injection greatly enhanced DD fusion rate
October 2019 | Calvin K. Lau | APS-DPP | Poster
Electrostatic particle-in-cell turbulence code. Nonlinear simulations show inverse cascade in SOL. Fluctuations spread from unstable SOL to stable core…
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.
April 2019 | A.Necas | 2019 Sherwood Fusion Theory | Poster
TAE Technologies, Inc, has an active fusion plasma research program centered around the FRC (Field Reversed Configuration) magnetic topology and the existing C-2W (aka Norman) experiment.
October 2018 | J. Romero | APS-DPP | Poster
Efficient neutral beam capture and retention requires maintenance of plasma axisymmetry to avoid stochastic diffusion losses.
October 2018 | D. Fulton | APS-DPP | Poster
A New Code (ANC) is a first-principles, integrated PIC code, based on GTC, but designed specifically for FRC magnetic geometry
October 2018 | C. Lau | APS-DPP | Poster
Electrostatic particle-in-cell turbulence code (ANC) cross-separatrix simulations of multiple toroidal modes currently using gyrokinetic deuterons, adiabatic electrons
June 2018 | R.M. Magee | Nuclear Fusion | Paper
High power neutral beam injection into the C-2U advanced field-reversed configuration (FRC) stimulates at least three distinct energetic particle modes, none of which have been linked to
a performance limitation. Here we present an experimental characterization of one mode in particular, a high frequency mode ( f > fci ) observed in the decaying phase of the FRC.
October 2017 | Marco Onofri | APS-DPP | Poster
Transport in a Field Reversed Configuration (FRC) is studied by using the two-dimensional code Q2D, which couples a magnetohydrodynamic code with a Monte Carlo code for the beam component.
October 2017 | L. Schmitz | APS-DPP | Poster
Ion-scale modes have been shown to be stable in the C-2/C-2FRC core, in agreement with initial gyrokinetic simulation results, with a characteristic inverted toroidal wavenumber spectrum confirmed via Doppler Backscattering (DBS) measurements.