Equilibrium properties of hybrid field reversed configurations

January 2017 | M. Tuszewski | Physics of Plasma | Paper

Field Reversed Configurations (FRCs) heated by neutral beam injection may include a large fast ion pressure that significantly modifies the equilibrium. A new analysis is required to characterize such hybrid FRCs, as the simple relations used up to now prove inaccurate.

Entrepreneurial spirit and fusion research

Entrepreneurial spirit and fusion research

January 2017 | GOTA Hiroshi | The Journal of the Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research | Paper

TAE Technologies is one of the companies that conduct fusion research in the entrepreneurial approach. It is often asked why and how such research in the large scale and long range may be carried out based on private funds. English version included.

Suppressed ion-scale turbulence in a hot high-beta plasma

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.