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December 18, 2014,
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Colloquia

MBG Auditorium

COLLOQUIUM: Magnetized Target Fusion Work at General Fusion

Dr. Michel Laberge
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.

 

http://mediacentral.princeton.edu/id/1_h4g7bxhw

 

Colloquium Committee: 

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory 2016-2017 Colloquium Committee is comprised of the following people. Please feel free to contact them by e-mail regarding any possible speakers or topics for future colloquia.

Carol Ann Austin, caustin@pppl.gov
Soha Aslam, saslam@pppl.gov
Ilya Dodin, idodin@pppl.gov
Dave Johnson, djohnson@pppl.gov

  • Carol Ann Austin 609-243-2484

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