Spectroscopic measurement of ion temperature and ion velocity distributions in the flux-coil generated FRC

October 2010 | Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper

One aim of the flux-coil generated field reversed configuration at Tri Alpha Energy TAE is to establish the plasma where the ion rotational energy is greater than the ion thermal energy.

2chordinterferometryusing339mhenelaseronafluxcoilgeneratedfrc

Two-chord interferometry using 3.39 m He–Ne laser on a flux-coil-generated FRC

October 2010 | Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper

A two-chord IR3.39 m He–Ne laser interferometer system was developed for a flux-coil-generated field-reversed configuration to estimate the electron density and the total temperature of the field-reversed configuration FRC plasma.

Dynamic Formation of a Hot Field Reversed Configuration with Improved Confinement by Supersonic Merging of Two Colliding High- ß Compact Toroids

Dynamic Formation of a Hot Field Reversed Configuration with Improved Confinement by Supersonic Merging of Two Colliding High- ß Compact Toroids

July 2010 | Physical Review Letters Paper | Paper

A hot stable field-reversed configuration (FRC) has been produced in the C-2 experiment by colliding and merging two high- ß plasmoids preformed by the dynamic version of field-reversed -pinch technology.

Neutral Beam Dump Utilizing Cathodic Arc Titanium Evaporation

Neutral Beam Dump Utilizing Cathodic Arc Titanium Evaporation

June 2010 | Open Systems | Presentation

Unlike tokamaks, where the neutral beam shine through is rarely an issue, open magnetic systems with neutral beam injection oftentimes suffer from incomplete beam capture, which necessitates the handling of the shine through power load and beam particle recycling.