COLLOQUIUM: Magnetized Target Fusion Work at General Fusion
FOR THIS COLLOQUIUM - PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL TIME OF 12:30PM
General Fusion is working on compressing a Compact Torus in liquid metal using an acoustic wave generated by compressed gas pistons. This approach has attractive reactor engineering features: strongly reduced neutrons damage (1E-5 reduction in neutron flux with E>2 MeV), high tritium breeding ratio (1.5), and low cost (~$2/W). General Fusion is developing reactor subsystems and presently forming long-lived spheromaks. Experiments also include an ongoing program to compress spheromaks in 80 µs using a fast liner. Results achieved so far will be discussed.
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