Status and Promising Directions for Field Reversed Configuration Research

DRAFT Agenda

Tuesday 8 June 1999
8:00-8:30 Coffee and Registration
8:30-8:40 Welcome R.Hawryluk
8:40-9:00 Charge to Workshop S. Jardin/M.Yamada
Session I: Experimental Results and Reactor Studies: S. Zweben, Chair
9:00-9:40 FRC Stability Results from the FRX-C/LSM Device: A Fresh Look at 10 year old Data Michel Tuszewski, LANL
9:40-10:20 Stability and Confinement seen in LSX Alan Hoffman, Univ. of Washington
10:20-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00 FRC/ST Experiments in TS-3/4 Merging Devices Yasushi Ono, Univ. of Tokyo
11:00-11:30 Summary of FRC Stability Results Loren Steinhauer, Univ. of Washington
11:30-12:00 FRC Power Plant Studies John Santarius, Univ. of Wisconsin
12:00-1:00 Lunch
Session II: Theory: 2-fluid and non-ideal effects: R. Kulsrud, Chair
1:00-1:30 Two-fluid Effects: A Review of Theoretical Results Alexei Gretchikha, Cornell Univ.
1:30-2:00 Thermoelectric Effect in FRC Adil Hassam, Univ. of Maryland
2:00-2:30 Stability Property of a Static FRC Model Akio Ishida, Niigata Univ.
2:30-3:00 Implications on stability of possible minimum energy states Loren Steinhauer, Univ. of Washington
3:00-3:30 Constrined Beltrami States -Possible FRC Equilibria Swadesh Mahajan, Univ. of Texas
3:30-3:40 Break
Session III: Simulation Results: W. Park, Chair
3:40-4:20 Kinetic MHD Studies of FRC Equilibrium and Stability Elena Belova, PPPL
4:20-5:00 Kinetic MHD Studies of FRC and Ion Ring Stability Yuri Omelchenco, GA
5:00-5:40 MHD Simulation Studies of FRC Alfonso Tarditi, SAIC
7:00-9:00 Conference Dinner Princeton University Faculty Club
Wednesday 9 June 1999
8:00-8:30 Coffee and informal discussion
Session IV: New Experimental Directions: S. Cohen, Chair
8:30-9:00 Future Directions involving RMF Drive Alan Hoffman, Univ. of Washington
9:00-9:20 Technology of RMF Oscillator System Stephen Tobin, LANL
9:20-10:00 SPIRIT Program and Experimental Data for a Stable State in MRX Masaaki Yamada, PPPL
10:00-10:30 Interchange Instability in FRC Plasmas Hantao Ji, PPPL
10:30-10:40 Break
10:40-11:20 Applications of Radio Frequency Power to the FRC Dick Majeski, PPPL
11:20-12:00 Prospects for Large Orbit Stabilization John Greenly, Cornell Univ.
12:00-1:00 Lunch
Discussion Sessions
1:00 - 2:00 Discussion Session I: Theory and Simulation Challenges S. Jardin, Chair
2:00 - 3:00 Discussion Session II: Experimental and Diagnostic Challenges M. Yamada, Chair
3:00 End of Primary Workshop, Start of Modelers Mini-Workshop