High Performance Field-Reversed Configurations in the C-2 Device

High Performance Field-Reversed Configurations in the C-2 Device

November 2012 | APS-DPP | Poster

A high temperature, stable, long-lived field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasma state has been produced in the C-2 device by dynamically colliding and merging two oppositely directed compact toroids, by biasing edge plasma near the FRC separatrix from a plasma-gun (PG) located at one end of the C-2 device, and by neutral-beam (NB) injection.

Interaction of Fast Ions with Global Plasma Modes in the C-2 Field Reversed Configuration Experiment

Interaction of Fast Ions with Global Plasma Modes in the C-2 Field Reversed Configuration Experiment

November 2012 | APS-DPP | Poster

A high-confinement operating regime [1] with plasma lifetimes significantly exceeding past empirical scaling laws was recently obtained by combining plasma gun edge biasing and tangential Neutral Beam Injection (NBI) in the C-2 field-reversed configuration (FRC) experiment [2, 3].