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.
Septembe 2018 | T. Matsumoto | Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper
Field-reversed configurations (FRCs) are axisymmetric,
compact plasmas characterized by high β (the ratio of kinetic
to magnetic pressure).
September 2018 | R. Smith | Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper
The C-2W device generates a field reversed configuration
(FRC) plasma in a 1.6 m diameter Inconel confinement vessel
(CV) by forming and accelerating two FRCs in opposite direc-
tions to collide and merge in the CV.
February 2018 | J.A. Romero | Nature Communications | Paper
Active control of field reversed configuration (FRC) devices requires a method to determine the flux surface geometry and dynamic properties of the plasma during both transient and steady-state conditions.
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.