A reversed-field structure of the translated CTs and final merged FRC state have been directly verified by probing the internal magnetic field structure using a multi-channel magnetic probe array near the midplane of the C-2 confinement chamber.
August 2011 | H. Gota | Proceedings of ICC-2011 | Paper
A high temperature, stable, long-lived field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasma state has been produced in the C-2 device by dynamically colliding and merging two oppositely directed, highly supersonic compact toroids (CTs).
August 2011 | H. Gota | ICC Workshop | Presentation
Demonstration of long-lived FRCs by dynamic merging Compact Toroids (CTs). Hot stable FRCs have been produced C-2 using the novel merging FRC technique, and plasma lifetime achieved record exceeding 2ms.
Three-axis internal magnetic probes are being developed to measure simultaneously Bz, Bt and Br of a field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasma from the geometric axis (r=0) to outside of the separatrix in C-2.
October 2010 | H. Gota |Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper
A two-chord IR3.39 m He–Ne laser interferometer system was developed for a flux-coil-generated field-reversed configuration to estimate the electron density and the total temperature of the field-reversed configuration FRC plasma.