Sci-Tech: Lockheed-Martin fusion reactor projecton February 14, 2013 at 11:57 pm
NextBigFuture.com points to an interesting talk given at the Solve for X forum about a Lockheed-Martin Skunkworks project about which I believe little has been revealed previously. In the video below, Charles Chase of L-M discusses their compact nuclear fusion reactor design, which he believes could lead to a working 100MW prototype reactor in 5 years and go into commercial production by 2022. Charles Chase on energy for everyone – Moonshots – Solve for X.
He tells what the design does, i.e. it uses tritium-deuterium, creates a high beta configuration, provides very good containment and stability but unfortunately he gives no details on how exactly it does these things. I hope the reason he is now able to discuss this in a public forum is because they are in the process of publishing scientific papers on it but we will just have to wait and see.