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Events During the Week of February 4th through February 11th, 2024

Monday, February 5th, 2024

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Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

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Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

Neutral Beam Injection on WHAM
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Place: B343 Sterling
Speaker: Kunal Sanwalka, Physics Graduate Student
Abstract: WHAM is an experiment to study the axisymmetric mirror as a candidate plasma confinement scheme for fusion energy. In order to make a fusion plasma in WHAM, a beam of neutral particles at high energy is fired on a cold background plasma which will create a non-thermal population of fast ions. It is these fast ions which will perform the majority of the fusion in WHAM. In this presentation, I will talk about the current status of the neutral beam injector and planned future experimental campaigns. These include studying the fast ion confinement and effects of fast ions on plasma stability via finite larmor radius effects. These will be measured with an array of diagnostics such as the beam shine-thru array, interferometer, fusion proton detector etc.
Host: Cary Forest
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Thursday, February 8th, 2024

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Friday, February 9th, 2024

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