Fast-framing camera based observations of spheromak-like plasmoid collision and merging process using two magnetized coaxial plasma guns

Fast-framing camera based observations of spheromak-like plasmoid collision and merging process using two magnetized coaxial plasma guns

Septembe 2018 | T. Matsumoto | Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper

Field-reversed configurations (FRCs) are axisymmetric,
compact plasmas characterized by high β (the ratio of kinetic
to magnetic pressure).

Fast-framing camera based observations of spheromak-like plasmoid collision and merging process using two magnetized coaxial plasma guns

A combined millimeter wave and CO2 interferometer on the C-2W Jet plasma

September 2018 | R. Smith | Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper

The C-2W device generates a field reversed configuration
(FRC) plasma in a 1.6 m diameter Inconel confinement vessel
(CV) by forming and accelerating two FRCs in opposite direc-
tions to collide and merge in the CV.

A combined mmwave and CO2 interferometer on the C-2W Jet plasma

A combined mmwave and CO2 interferometer on the C-2W Jet plasma

April 2018 | R. Smith | HTPD2018 | Poster

The C-2W device at TAE Technologies is now operational and represents another major step in a progression of advanced beam-driven Field-Reversed Configuration (FRC) confinement devices that have prolonged the lifetime, increased the stability and have added significant neutral beam injection power to heat.

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.

An Ion Beam System for Absolute Calibration of Neutral Particle Detectors for C-2W

An Ion Beam System for Absolute Calibration of Neutral Particle Detectors for C-2W

April 2018 | R. Clary | HTPD2018 | Poster

A high-confinement operating regime with plasma lifetimes significantly ex- ceeding previous empirical scaling laws was recently obtained by combining plasma gun edge biasing and Neutral Beam Injection in the C-2U field-reversed configuration (FRC) experiment[1].