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energyLatest International Tokamak Project Plans Plasma Net Gain Goals in 2039

The latest (sept 2018) ITER Research Plan within the Staged Approach (Level III ā€“ Provisional Version) plans for plasma net gain goals to be achieved in 2039. What is Q? What then is the meaning of Q? Quantitatively, Q is …

energyAmerican Physical Society Uses 15 Nextbigfuture Articles to Track Date Slippage of Fusion

Daniel L. Jassby is retired researcher from the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab and he wrote an article about Voodoo Fusion for the American Physical Society. It has 15 citations of Nextbigfuture articles to track the slippage in promised dates for …

fusionNuclear Fusion Z-Pinch Progress with Staged Z-Pinch LTD 10MA Generator

The University of Reno Nevada National Terawatt Facility and commercial company, US Nuclear and MIFTEC, were able to generate the most powerful neutron flux from fusion power ever achieved by a private company. They will scale up to a 10 …

energyHelion Energy’s Nuclear Fusion Updates on Twitter

Helion Energy has been working to make a pulsed commercial nuclear fusion generator 1,000 times smaller, over 500 times cheaper, and realizable 10 times faster than other approaches. Helion Energy received $10.6 million in 2015. Helion is creating technology it …

energyUpdate on Zap Energy Compact Z-Pinch Nuclear Fusion

Zap Energy, the University of Washington, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are advancing the shear-flow stabilized Z-pinch concept and assessing its potential for scaling to fusion conditions and a practical path to a compact, low-cost fusion reactor. The Z-pinch is …

energyLPP Fusion Technical Progress and New Fundraising

LPP Fusion has reduced the impurities in their plasma with the new beryllium electrodes. They will switch the gas mixture to include nitrogen in order to get the symmetrical compression needed for high gains in fusion yield that low impurity …

fusionCommonwealth Fusion Gets $50 Million in More Funding

Commonwealth Fusion Systems has raised another $50 million and most of the financing will go toward construction of the full-scale superconducting magnet technology Commonwealth Fusion uses to contain its reactions. They will build a far smaller tokamak fusion system using …

energyNew Mode Enables Four-Fold Increase in Tokamak Fusion Performance

Super-H Mode allows tokamaks to achieve higher fusion performance than previously possible. In recent experiments operating in and near the Super H-mode regime, researchers have achieved record-breaking values of fusion gain for a device of DIII-Dā€™s size. Fusion gain is …