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An Acoustically Driven Magnetized Target Fusion Reactor

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We propose a new acoustic compression scheme for a MTF power plant. A strong acoustic wave is produced by piston impacts. The wave focuses in liquid PbLi to compress a pre-formed FRC plasma. Simulations indicate the possibility of building an economical 60 MWe power plant. A proof-of-principle experiment produces a small D-D fusion yield of 2000 neutrons per shot.

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Correspondence to Michel Laberge.

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Laberge, M. An Acoustically Driven Magnetized Target Fusion Reactor. J Fusion Energ 27, 65–68 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10894-007-9091-4

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Keywords

  • Fusion power plant
  • Magnetized target fusion
  • Acoustic compression