Multi-channel Doppler backscattering measurements in the C-2 field reversed configuration

Multi-channel Doppler backscattering measurements in the C-2 field reversed configuration

August 2014 | Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper

A versatile heterodyne Doppler Backscattering (DBS) system is used to measure density fluctuation levels (in the wavenumber range kρs ≤ 50), and the toroidal E × B flow velocity in the C-2 Field-Reversed Configuration (FRC).

Overview of C-2 field-reversed configuration experiment plasma diagnostics

Overview of C-2 field-reversed configuration experiment plasma diagnostics

August 2014 | Review of Scientific Instruments | Paper

A comprehensive diagnostic suite for field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasmas has been developed and installed on the C-2 device at Tri Alpha Energy to investigate the dynamics of FRC formation as well as to understand key FRC physics properties, e.g., confinement and stability, throughout a discharge.