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Officially established on November 15, 2021, with the signing of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—aka the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, or BIL—the Department of Energy’s Civil Nuclear Credit Program was designed to give owners/operators of commercial U.S. reactors the opportunity to apply for certification and competitively bid on credits to help support the continued operation of economically troubled units. Finally, the federal government, and not just certain farsighted state governments, would recognize nuclear energy for its important grid reliability and decarbonization attributes.
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We have measured detailed axial profiles of electron density, floating potential, and axial magnetic field in the field-reversed configuration (FRC) sustained by the rotating magnetic field. To study the influence on the equilibrium of two kinds of bias magnetic field configuration - straight (pure solenoidal) and mirror -, experiments have been carried out in the FRC Injection Experiment apparatus. The case of mirror configuration has longer quasi-steady state compared with the case of straight configuration. The steeper density gradient outside the separatrix is generated by the uniform gradient of magnetic field due to the mirror configuration. The axial parallel diffusion is suppressed due to the steeper density gradient outside the separatrix. Therefore, the mirror bias magnetic field configuration works to improve the plasma confinement.