October 2018 | L. Schmitz | Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper
Field-reversed configurations (FRCs) are axisymmetric,
compact plasmas characterized by high β (the ratio of kinetic
to magnetic pressure).
April 2018 | L. Schmitz | HTPD2018 | Poster
A versatile combination Doppler Backscattering (DBS) and Cross-Polarization Scattering (CPS) diagnostic for the C-2W Beam- Driven Field-Reversed Configuration is described.
October 2017 | L. Schmitz | APS-DPP | Poster
Ion-scale modes have been shown to be stable in the C-2/C-2FRC core, in agreement with initial gyrokinetic simulation results, with a characteristic inverted toroidal wavenumber spectrum confirmed via Doppler Backscattering (DBS) measurements.
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.
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.