Compact Toroid Injector Test Stand

To refuel the main plasma, Tri Alpha Energy’s Compact Toroid injector produces a hot plasmoid and launches it, at more than 100 km/s, into the FRC.

Divertor Vessels on C-2U

Divertor vessels, which are located at both ends of the C-2U device, house the plasma guns and bias electrodes – the key instruments for plasma stability control.

Transformers – Components of C-2U

Attention to detail while creating thousands of custom components has led to high reliability and machine uptime. The transformers (shown above) used in plasma creation have withstood voltages of over 50 kV for more than seven years with no failures.

Plasma Formation Process

Experimental measurements (top panel) compared to a LamyRidge simulation (bottom panel), both shown in cylindrical cross section. In the top panel the blue dots show the FRC envelope inferred from experimental diagnostics. In the bottom panel, the blue dots show the “virtual diagnostics” version of the FRC envelope. This can be compared to the thick black line which is the actual FRC envelope in the simulation.

Tri Alpha Energy Animation

Watch an animation of Tri Alpha Energy’s C-2U machine in action. C-2U is 23 meters long. The machine forms two smoke rings of plasma and fires them toward the middle to merge into a bigger FRC. There they turn kinetic energy into heat.

Science Magazine’s Video on Tri Alpha Energy

Science Magazine shared our advances in fusion energy. Secretive fusion energy company makes steady-state breakthrough.

Tri Alpha Energy – Corporate Video

Tri Alpha Energy is leading the path to clean fusion-powered electricity. In this video, you can view the fast-paced environment where we are working to create a commercially competitive fusion-powered electricity technology. Our international team of engineers and scientists share how we are working together to carry out our distinct philosophy of “fast to fusion”.

Peak Inside the C-2U Machine

Tri Alpha Energy is uniquely structured to allow accelerated learning to be controlled and to create a viable power plant.

C-2U Device Illustration

The C-2U machine is the world’s largest compact toroid (CT) device. At 20 meters in length, a diameter up to 1.4 meters, and with hundreds of ports, the device routinely achieves vacuum pressures nearly 1 trillionth of atmospheric pressure. Magnetic fields with strengths up to 3.5 Tesla guide and confine plasma, while pulsed power systems deliver approximately 1 megajoule of energy in microseconds, forming and accelerating CTs to 600,000 miles per hour.

C-2W Vessel Concept

Tri Alpha Energy’s next device, called C-2W, will focus on demonstrating sustainment of advanced beam- driven FRCs at elevated temperatures.