Plasma Guns for Magnetized Fuel Targets for PJMIF

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Chantilly , Virginia
Project Term:
03/27/2020 - 03/26/2021

Technology Description:

HyperJet Fusion is advancing a potentially faster and cheaper approach to fusion energy that would result in reduced energy emissions. In plasma jet driven magneto-inertial fusion (PJMIF), an array of discrete supersonic plasma jets is used to form a spherically imploding plasma liner, which then compresses a magnetized plasma target to fusion conditions. HyperJet Fusion has been developing the plasma guns required for an experimental demonstration of the plasma liner formation. The proposed project focuses on developing the magnetized plasma target. The concept could potentially introduce an innovative and highly attractive reactor technology to the fusion energy landscape.


ARPA-E Program Director:
Dr. Robert Ledoux
Project Contact:
Doug Witherspoon
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