Fusing Fusion Concepts: Plasma-Jet driven Magneto-Inertial Fusion (PJMIF)

American Security Project Dec 20, 2011 The fusion projects we often hear about fall into one of two camps: Magnetic Confinement Fusion (MCF) or Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF). Of course, each project has its own spin on fusion. For example, MIT’s Levitated Dipole Experiment (LDX) follows the tokamak model commonly used in MCF, but instead … Read moreFusing Fusion Concepts: Plasma-Jet driven Magneto-Inertial Fusion (PJMIF)

Apparent breakthrough in nuclear fusion silenced by shutdown

CBS News The preamplifiers of the National Ignition Facility are the first step in increasing the energy of laser beams as they make their way toward the target chamber. LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY Scientists have come one step closer to harnessing the power of the sun. Researchers at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) have passed … Read moreApparent breakthrough in nuclear fusion silenced by shutdown