High Flux FRC Facility for the Stability, Confinement and ITER Divertor Studies
The TCS (Translation, Confinement, & Sustainment) program was begun on 7 August, 1996 to renew basic studies of the Field Reversed Configuration (FRC). The program made use of the old LSX (Large s Experiment) device, which was constructed at STI during the period from 1986 to 1990, but only operated for one year due to a DOE decision at the time to focus exclusively on the tokamak configuration. LSX was transferred to the University of Washington in 1992 and modified (LSX/mod) to perform Tokamak Refueling by Accelerated Plasmoids (TRAP) experiments. The TRAP program was funded from 7 August, 1992 until 6 August, 1996, but was utilized for an additional year while TCS was being constructed. During the first TCS funding period TCS was completed and initial experiments were begun. A large multi-megawatt RF power supply was built by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) for use with a Rotating Magnetic Field (RMF) system, and LANL has been a continuing participant in our experimental program. A smaller prototype facility, called the Star Thrust Experiment (STX) was also built and operated in this period, partly with NASA funding, before TCS came on-line. A final report for this construction period was submitted in Septembermore »
- Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States). Aerospace and Energetics Research Program. Redmond Plasma Physics Lab.
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