Part 1 of LPPFusion’s new video series ”The New Race to Fusion”, the first comprehensive comparison and ranking of the world’s leading efforts to achieve fusion energy. This part, “The Old Fusion Race” reviews the leading government-backed efforts to use deuterium-tritium fuel. This fuel burns at the lowest temperature, but produces its energy in the form of neutrons, which greatly increases the expense of the devices. After explaining what fusion is, LPPFusion Chief Scientist Eric Lerner looks at and compares the results of the giant laser projects—the National Ignition Facility; the big tokamak projects including ITER, JET and EAST; and the biggest z-pinch, the Z-machine. He ends by starting to look at the “New Fusion Race”—the mainly privately funded efforts to try new approaches, beginning with General Fusion, a Canada-based company also aiming at deuterium-tritium fusion.
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