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11-21-2012, 11:52 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Richmond, B.C.
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Did a short research presentation on this start-up a little while ago:
It's an experimental magnetized target fusion reactor based in Burnaby, BC. A classmate of mine worked there a few summers ago.
This info is on the site, but he basic idea (iirc) is that the tritium plasma is injected into the centre of a heavy water lithium vortex, which is compressed from the exterior of the chamber.
Obviously this is pretty speculative, but fusion is almost definitely the endgame, so it's worth watching development.
So what I posted from my phone back then wasn't 100% correct. Lead-lithium.
What's awesome about using Lithium (not unique to this reactor design by any means) is that the neutrons combine with it like this to create more tritium:
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