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High-density field-reversed configuration plasma for magnetized target fusion

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Field reversed theta pinch technology is employed with programmed cusp fields at the theta coil ends to form high-density field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasmas. The well-formed FRC plasmas have volume-averaged density of 2-4×1022 m-3, total temperature (Te+Ti) of 300-500 eV, and plasma lifetime between 10-20 μs in 50-70 mtorr of deuterium static gas fill. The achieved FRC parameters are very close to the desired target plasma requirements for magnetized target fusion.

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IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science  (Volume:34 ,  Issue: 2 )