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Combined FRC and Mirror Plasma Studies in the C-2 Device

M. Tuszewski et al.

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 59 / Number 1T / January 2011 / Pages 23-26

The Field Reversed Configuration (FRC) is a high-beta Compact Toroid that includes closed and open field line regions of poloidal magnetic field. Improving the transport properties of both regions is important for the overall FRC confinement and may be attempted in the C-2 device. The goal of this experiment is to explore FRC sustainment by combining heating and current drive from neutral beam injection and particle fueling from a pellet injector. Additions to the C-2 device may include magnetic mirror plugs, plasma guns, and electrically-biased limiters. These additions would permit us to explore combined FRC and mirror physics, with emphasis on improving the FRC confinement.

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