March 2019 | R.M. Magee | Nature Physics | Paper
Efficiently heating a magnetically confined plasma to thermonuclear temperatures remains a central issue in fusion energy research. One well-established technique is to inject beams of neutral particles into the plasma, a process known as neutral beam injection.
April 2018 | R. Magee | HTPD2018 | Poster
Neutral beam injected fast ions play a dominant role in both the TAE field-reversed configuration (FRC) and the Madison Symmetric Torus (MST) reversed field pinch (RFP), making fast ion diagnosis a major pillar of both research programs.
March 2017 | R. Magee | TAE Technologies | Paper
A dramatic enhancement of the deuterium-deuterium fusion reaction rate – 100x beyond thermonuclear – is observed from a field reversed configuration plasma during high power hydrogen beam injection.
October 2014 | R. Magee | APS-DPP | Poster
Neutral beam injected fast ions play a critical role in the C-2 field reversed configuration plasma, helping to sustain magnetic flux against resistive decay and heating the plasma via Coulomb collisions.
August 2014 | R. Magee | Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper
Measurements of the flux of fusion products from high temperature plasmas provide valuable insights into the ion energy distribution, as the fusion reaction rate is a very sensitive function of ion energy.