• Explore the impact of boundary shaping on RFP equilibria

    Project Goal: To test the impact of boundary shaping on access into and out of single-helicity states in a Reverse-Field Pinch.

  • A Comparison of Quasisymmetries in Stellarators

    Project Goal: To compare the equilibrium, stability and transport properties of different quasi-symmetric stellarator configurations with the same major radius, aspect ratio, average magnetic field strength, plasma beta and pressure profiles.

  • Bootstrap Current in W7-X

    Project Goal: To use computational modeling to calculate the expected bootstrap current in the Wendelstein 7-X Stellarator and determine the impact of this current on the magnetic surfaces.