Magnetic diagnostic suite of the C-2W field-reversed configuration experiment

July 2018 | T. Roche | Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper

A fundamental component of any magnetically confined fusion experiment is a firm understanding of the magnetic field. The increased complexity of the C-2W machine warrants an equally enhanced diagnostic capability.

Magnetic Diagnostic Suite of the C-2W Field-Reversed Configuration Experiment

April 2018 | T. Roche | HTPD2018 | Poster

The C-2W machine is the world’s premier Advanced Beam-Driven FRC
n Monitoring the complete magnetic evolution of the plasma is essential for
understanding the system’s dynamics
n Over 500 B-field signals are monitored to provide both post-shot analysis data and data for an advanced active feedback system.

Enhanced magnetic field probe array for improved excluded flux calculations on the C-2U advanced beam-driven field-reversed configuration plasma experiment

August 2016 | T. Roche | Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper

External flux conserving coils were installed onto the exterior of the C-2U confinement vessel to increase the flux confinement time of the system. The 0.5 in. stainless steel vessel wall has a skin time of ⇠5 ms. The addition of the external copper coils e↵ectively increases this time to ⇠7 ms.