The princeton FRC rotating-magnetic-field-experiment RF system

C. Brunkhorst, B. Berlinger, N. Ferraro, S. A. Cohen

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The Princeton FRC (PFRC) is a compact device that utilizes odd-parity[1] radio-frequenlcy rotating magnetic fields (RMFo) to heat electrons[2] and drive azimuthal currenlt in a cylindrical plasmra column. A serendipitous discovery is that the RF system serves as a useful diagnostic tool, providing data on RF-field penetration into the plasma.[3] Efficient use of RF power is required to accommodate the small size of the device and for its development into a practical fusion reactor. The RF system is described along with its evolution and lessons learned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering - SOFE 07
StatePublished - 2007
Event22nd IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering - SOFE 07 - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2007Jun 21 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - Symposium on Fusion Engineering


Conference22nd IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering - SOFE 07
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque, NM

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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