October 2020 | C. Scott | Nuclear Fusion | Paper
Energetic beams excite semi-repetitive modes (‘staircase mode’) in the field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasma.
September 2020 | X. Yang | AIP Conference Proceedings | Paper
Simulation survey performed at TAE Technologies, has demonstrated that HHFW heating is a promising scenario to heat core electrons of FRC plasma.
August 2020 | C. Lau | Physics of Plasmas | Paper
A quasi-neutral blended drift-Lorentz particle model of the field-reversed configuration (FRC) has been developed and implemented in the particle-in-cell code named ANC.
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.
June 2019 | S.V. Putvinski | Nuclear Fusion | Paper
Fusion reactivity for the pB11 fuel has been reassessed for magnetic confinement devices. This study is based on two factors: new measurements of the fusion reaction cross-sections and an accounting of the kinetic effects that lead to the increase of the number of protons at higher energies (with respect to a pure Maxwellian).