Drift-wave stability in the field-reversed configuration

August 2017 | Physics of Plasmas | Paper

Gyrokinetic simulations of C-2-like field-reversed configuration (FRC) find that electrostatic drift- waves are locally stable in the core. The stabilization mechanisms include finite Larmor radius effects, magnetic well (negative grad-B), and fast electron short circuit effects.

Compact Toroid Injection Fueling in a Large Field-Reversed Configuration

May 2017 | Nuclear Fusion | Paper

A repetitively driven compact toroid (CT) injector has been developed for the large eld- reversed con guration (FRC) facility of the C-2/C-2U, primarily for particle refueling. A CT is formed and injected by a magnetized coaxial plasma gun (MCPG) exclusively developed for the C-2/C-2U FRC.

Equilibrium properties of hybrid field reversed configurations

January 2017 | Physics of Plasma | Paper

Field Reversed Configurations (FRCs) heated by neutral beam injection may include a large fast ion pressure that significantly modifies the equilibrium. A new analysis is required to characterize such hybrid FRCs, as the simple relations used up to now prove inaccurate.

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

TAE Technologies 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.