RF plasma heating in the PFRC-2 device: Motivation, goals and methods

S. Cohen, C. Brunkhorst, A. Glasser, A. Landsman, D. Welch

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Abstract

The motivation for using radio frequency, odd-parity rotating magnetic fields for heating field-reversed-configuration (FRC) plasmas is explained. Calculations are presented of the expected electron and ion temperatures in the PFRC-2 device, currently under construction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRadio Frequency Power in Plasmas - Proceedings of the 19th Topical Conference
Pages273-276
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event19th Topical Conference on Radio Frequency Power in Plasmas - Newport, RI, United States
Duration: Jun 1 2011Jul 3 2011

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1406
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference19th Topical Conference on Radio Frequency Power in Plasmas
CountryUnited States
CityNewport, RI
Period6/1/117/3/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Keywords

  • FRC
  • RF heating
  • fusion reactor development
  • rotating magnetic field

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    Cohen, S., Brunkhorst, C., Glasser, A., Landsman, A., & Welch, D. (2011). RF plasma heating in the PFRC-2 device: Motivation, goals and methods. In Radio Frequency Power in Plasmas - Proceedings of the 19th Topical Conference (pp. 273-276). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1406). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3664976