December 2016 | L. Schmitz | Nature Communications | Paper
An economic magnetic fusion reactor favours a high ratio of plasma kinetic pressure to magnetic pressure in a well-confined, hot plasma with low thermal losses across the confining magnetic field.
October 2016 | Michel Tuszewski | APS-DPP | Poster
Experimentally measured inverted core density fluctuations spectra show the absence of ion-scale modes in the FRC core, in agreement with linear, local gyrokinetic simulations.
October 2016 | Calvin K Lau | APS-DPP | Poster
Advanced beam-driven FRCs at TAE have lifetimes of milliseconds (transport-limited regimes). Local GTC simulations of realistic C-2 equilibrium find…
October 2016 | D.P. Fulton | APS-DPP | Poster
5 ms sustainment on C-2U heralds transport limited confinement in advanced beam driven FRCs.
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.
March 2016 | L. Schmitz | AIP Conference Proceedings | Paper
Control of radial particle and thermal transport is instrumental for achieving and sustaining well-confined high-β plasma in a Field-Reversed Configuration (FRC). Radial profiles of low frequency ion gyro-scale density fluctuations (0.5 ≤ kρs ≤ 40), consistent with drift- or drift-interchange modes, have been measured in the scrape-off layer (SOL) and core of the C-2 Field-Reversed Configuration (FRC), together with the toroidal ExB velocity.