The Prometheus Magneto-Inertial Fusion Research Facility

LA-UR-13-20790 G. A. Wurden, W. A. Reass , P. Turchi (LANL); J. H. Degnan, C. Grabowski (AFRL), B. Bauer (UNR) Summary: A next generation pulsed power magnetized high energy density laboratory plasma (MHEDLP) research facility, named Prometheus, which will enable demonstration of Q=1 (DT equivalent) low-convergence ratio plasma-power magneto-inertial fusion (MIF) plasmas. The USA presently … Read moreThe Prometheus Magneto-Inertial Fusion Research Facility

Lockheed Martin claims to be “restarting the atomic age” with a compact fusion reactor

AIP Scitation Steven T. Corneliussen, October 2014 “The old promise of atoms for peace was a noble one, but ultimately flawed because the technology wasn’t right for it,” declares Thomas McGuire in a 4-minute public relations video. He leads a fusion energy project at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works, famous for originating, among other things, the … Read moreLockheed Martin claims to be “restarting the atomic age” with a compact fusion reactor

Lockheed Martin’s 100 MW Compact Fusion Nuclear Reactor

IHS Global Spec Roger Pink, Ph.D., 16 December 2014 A Lockheed Martin Skunk Works team is working on a compact fusion reactor (CFR) that could be developed and deployed in as little as 10 years. The lead scientist on the project, Thomas McGuire, said in an October 15 press release that the company’s compact fusion … Read moreLockheed Martin’s 100 MW Compact Fusion Nuclear Reactor

Are mini fusion power plants possible?

Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics October 23, 2014 Lockheed Martin’s compact reactor concept / fusion drives for aircraft and trucks? The magnetic coils inside of the compact fusion experiment are critical to plasma containment. Photo: Lockheed Martin Building a small, transportable fusion power plant has long been a dream of fusion researchers. In the … Read moreAre mini fusion power plants possible?

Michel Laberge: How synchronized hammer strikes could generate nuclear fusion

Our energy future depends on nuclear fusion, says Michel Laberge. The plasma physicist runs a small company with a big idea for a new type of nuclear reactor that could produce clean, cheap energy. His secret recipe? High speeds, scorching temperatures and crushing pressure. In this hopeful talk, he explains how nuclear fusion might be … Read moreMichel Laberge: How synchronized hammer strikes could generate nuclear fusion

Jaeyoung Park Explains EMC2 Progress On Bussard Fusion

newenergyandfuel.com January 27, 2015 Jaeyoung Park, Chief Scientist at EMC2 presented the team’s work to date and explored the level of what’s needed to continue research to a net power electrostatic nuclear fusion reactor. EMC2 WB-8 Lab in San Diego. Image Credit Jseyoung Park, University of Wisconsin. The presentation was given at the 16th U.S. … Read moreJaeyoung Park Explains EMC2 Progress On Bussard Fusion

‘Skunk power’ creates confusion over nuclear fusion

BBC by Matt McGrath, Nov. 24, 2014 Lockheed Martin is working on a device that could become a compact fusion reactor Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin is doing its best to shatter my favourite science cliche. “Nuclear fusion is just 30 years away – and always will be.” The advanced projects team at Lockheed, known as … Read more‘Skunk power’ creates confusion over nuclear fusion

National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) Getting $94M Upgrade

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory The National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX), which is undergoing a $94 million upgrade that will make it the most powerful experimental fusion facility, or tokamak, of its type in the world when work is completed. Experiments will test the ability of the upgraded spherical facility to maintain a high-performance plasma under … Read moreNational Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) Getting $94M Upgrade

The Lockheed-Martin Idea

From Lockheed Martin In October, 2014, Lockheed Martin skunkworks announced that it had made a breakthrough in compact fusion energy. At Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®, we’re making advancements in the development of fusion energy, the ultimate form of renewable power. Our scientists and engineers are looking at the biggest natural fusion reactor for inspiration – … Read moreThe Lockheed-Martin Idea