Progress at Trialpha Energy
Sergei Putvinski, Tri-Alpha-Energy, Inc.
January 20, 11:00 - 12:00pm, EBUII 479 von Karman-Penner Seminar Room
Abstract: The presentation gives an overview of recent results at Trialpha Energy fusion device C2U. C2U device deploys advanced Neutron Beam driven Field Reversed Configuration (FRC). An important milestone has been achieved in 2015 for this class of devices for magnetic plasma confinement. For the first time FRC plasma has been sustained by NB heating and current drive during plasma shot significantly longer (up to 10 times) than plasma confinement time. This achievement has removed a significant obstacle for practical application of FRC for control nuclear fusion. The following steps in Trialpha program for harnessing fusion shall be discussed.
Bio: Dr. S. Putvinski is a Doctor of Science in Plasma Physics and Chemistry. For many years he was working at the famous Kurchatov Inst. (Moscow, Russia). His expertise is in design, construction, and operation of fusion devices, plasma processing, as well as conceptual development, engineering design, manufacturing, construction, testing, and operation of plasma devices for nuclear waste processing. He has participated in many international projects including the Joint European Torus (JET) project, and the ITER project as a member of the ITER Central Team during the ITER CDE and Construction phases. Presently he is the Chief Scientist at Tri-Alpha-Energy, Inc., Irvine, CA, USA