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Overview of C-2 Experiments

Author: Houyang Guo
Requested Type: Consider for Invited
Submitted: 2012-12-05 12:54:17

Co-authors: The TAE Team

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Tri Alpha Energy, Inc.
P.O. Box 7010
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA   92688

Abstract Text:
The C-2 compact toroid (CT) merging facility was built to form and sustain high temperature, fusion relevant Field Reversed Configurations (FRC) with extremely high beta (i.e., with the ratio of confined plasma to external total magnetic pressure approaching 100%). Significant progress has been made in C-2 on both technology and physics fronts, achieving stable plasmas up to 5 ms with a dramatic improvement in confinement, far beyond the prediction from the conventional FRC scaling. The key approaches to these exciting achievements are newly developed dynamic CT formation and merging, effective control of stability and transport by plasma guns and neutral beam injection, as well as active wall conditioning. The emerging confinement scaling for this new plasma regime shows a strong dependence on temperature in contrast to the usual Bohm or gyro-Bohm scaling in other magnetic confinement systems. This presentation highlights these recent advances.

Characterization: 1.1,1.2


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