Field Reversed Configuration

Field Reversed Configuration (FRC) involves heating and compressing a plasma into a hollowed out ball or tube using powerful magnets until fusion is produced.

FRC was first discovered at the United States Naval Research Laboratory in the 1950s. Since then additional data and research has taken place to the point where several privately funded companies are now developing their own reactors and technologies. TAE, General Fusion and Helion are some the best known companies pursuing FRC fusion reactors.