Direct observation of ion acceleration from a beam-driven wave in a magnetic fusion experiment

Direct observation of ion acceleration from a beam-driven wave in a magnetic fusion experiment

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.

Measuring dynamic fast ion profiles with fusion protons in the Madison Symmetric Torus

Measuring dynamic fast ion profiles with fusion protons in the Madison Symmetric Torus

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.