Tri Alpha Energy’s FRC Technology

Tri Alpha Energy has taken significant steps toward the engineering integration of the FRC technology and has operated this national lab-scale machine, which in many aspects resembles a future power plant.

Photographs by Erik Lucero, Copyright 2016

Tri Alpha Energy’s State-of-the-Art Laboratory

Tri Alpha Energy is one of the largest private fusion efforts ever. Our laboratory is based in Foothill Ranch, California.

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Tri Alpha Energy’s C-2U Machine

Tri Alpha Energy is very quickly taking the science that the team develops and converts that to viable hardware that can be used in a real, commercial power plant.

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Michl Binderbauer Showcasing Tri Alpha Energy’s C-2U

Michl Binderbauer, Chief Technology Officer, shows how Tri Alpha Energy has advanced one small step closer to building a machine that would create a near-limitless supply of energy in the same way that the sun does: by fusing the nuclei of two atoms.

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Tri Alpha Energy’s Team of Engineers

Tri Alpha Energy’s highly experienced engineering team turns conceptual physics into reality by integrating science concepts into highly specialized devices.

Photographs by Erik Lucero, Copyright 2016

Tri Alpha Energy’s C-2U Device in June 2015

After years of research and development, including development of multiple variations of C-2-style devices, Tri Alpha Energy demonstrated sustained stable plasma performance in the C-2U device in June 2015, based on the use of neutral beams and electrical control of the boundary layer.

Engineers Modifying C-2U

The ability to frequently modify C-2U allows rapid operational adjustments to quickly incorporate new ideas and understanding.

Michl Binderbauer at Tri Alpha Energy

The Tri Alpha Energy team, located in southern California, includes a diverse group of 160 people including leading physicists, engineers and other experts from 25 countries.

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Toshiki Tajima and Michl Binderbauer

Michl Binderbauer, Chief Technology Officer, right, and Toshiki Tajima, Chief Science Officer, show The Orange County Register a tour of Tri Alpha Energy. Tri Alpha Energy is proud to have these two leaders its team. Dr. Toshiki Tajima has worked on the physics of Field Reverse Configuration (FRC) for many years.

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Michl Binderbauer and Toshiki Tajima Giving a Tour of Tri Alpha Energy

Michl Binderbauer, Chief Technology Officer, left, and Toshiki Tajima, Chief Science Officer, give a tour of Tri Alpha Energy. Dr. Michl Binderbauer is the architect of Tri Alpha Energy’s research and development program and is a co-inventor of many of the company’s technological advancements.

Photographer Matt Masin, The Orange County Register