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Next Seminar - Dr. Michel Laberge - General Fusion

posted Nov 30, 2010, 4:45 PM by VP Academic
Hi all,

Fizz is proud to present our fourth and final seminar of the first semester!  Come on out, as Dr. Michel Laberge, President and CTO of General Fusion Inc. will be giving a talk about the work on nuclear fusion technology at his company.

Nuclear fusion development at General Fusion Inc.
When: Thursday, December 2nd @ 4:00 pm
Where: MCLD 242

General Fusion (GF) is a privately funded company with the ultimate goal of building a nuclear fusion electrical power plant. Just that!!! GF is using a hot fusion method called Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF). MTF is a fusion approach first developed in 1976 and still studied very slowly by various labs with very little resources. In MTF a relatively cool and low density magnetized plasma is first formed. The plasma has electrical current flowing inside generating magnetic fields that confine it; there are no external coils to support this so called compact torus (CT). The self-supporting CT is then sent into a metallic container that is rapidly collapsed, compressing and heating the plasma to thermonuclear conditions. This injection-compression cycle is repeated to produce power. GF proposes to use a new lower cost compression system. By applying more resources and with the faster development possible in a small private company, GF hopes to demonstrate net energy gain from this fusion approach in a few years and a power plant in less than a decade.

For more information, please see http://www.generalfusion.com/.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.