Entrepreneurial spirit and fusion research

Entrepreneurial spirit and fusion research

January 2017 | The Journal of the Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research | Paper

Tri Alpha Energy is one of the companies that conduct fusion research in the entrepreneurial approach. It is often asked why and how such research in the large scale and long range may be carried out based on private funds. English version included.

Gyrokinetic simulation of driftwave instability in field-reversed configuration

Gyrokinetic simulation of driftwave instability in field-reversed configuration

May 2016 | Physics of Plasmas | Paper

Following the recent remarkable progress in magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) stability control in the C-2U advanced beam driven field-reversed configuration (FRC), turbulent transport has become one of the foremost obstacles on the path towards an FRC-based fusion reactor.

Improved Confinement of C 2 Field Reversed Configuration Plasmas

Improved Confinement of C-2 Field Reversed Configuration Plasmas

February 2015 | Fusion Science and Technology | Paper

C-2 is a unique, large compact-toroid (CT) device at Tri Alpha Energy that produces field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasmas by colliding and merging oppositely directed CTs. Significant progress has recently been made on C-2, achieving ,5 ms stable plasmas with a dramatic improvement in confinement, far beyond the prediction from the conventional FRC scaling.