Inertial Fusion Energy (IFE)

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Inertial fusion approaches seek to quickly implode a tiny target of plasma so that the inertia of the converging particles causes many of them to fuse before they can get away. Density requirements are much higher than for Magnetic Fusion, but confinement time is lower. Pictured at right is the “hohlram” target area with incoming lasers about to fry the plasma into fusion.

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Inertial Fusion Energy (IFE)

Inertial Fusion approaches work by quickly imploding a tiny target of plasma so that the inertia of the converging particles causes many of them to fuse before they can get away. Think "lasers". Main contender: NIF (The National Ignition Facility). As seen in "Wall Street II: Money Never Sleeps".
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