COLLOQUIUM: The Main Results from the C-2 Device
Experiments in the C-2 device have recently concluded after six years of operation. Research will resume in winter 2015 on an upgraded device. The main goal of the C-2 device was to establish the foundation for high-beta Field Reversed Configuration (FRC) plasmas sustained by neutral beam injection. The C-2 campaigns proved successful, and yielded very significant advances in FRC formation, stability, and confinement. Dynamic FRC formation produced hot FRCs through merging of two high-velocity Compact Torii. Improved FRC stability and confinement was achieved by combining electrical biasing of the scrape-off layer and high-power (up to 4 MW) neutral beam injection. FRC lifetimes were extended by more than one order of magnitude compared to past FRC experiments. The physics foundation is set for near-future steady-state FRCs with upgraded (up to 10 MW) neutral beams.
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