05 May '11, 4pm

Jeff Bezos Invests in Nuclear Fusion. But When’s the Demo?: General Fusion, a Canadian company that wants to h...

Jeff Bezos Invests in Nuclear Fusion. But When’s the Demo?: General Fusion, a Canadian company that wants to h...

General Fusion, a Canadian company that wants to harness fusion power, said it has raised $19.5 million from Bezos Expeditions (the personal VC fund of Jeff Bezos) in a second round that will help it create a demonstration of its technology. General uses a technique called Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF) . In this scenario, an electric current is generated in a conductive cavity containing lithium and a plasma. The electric current produces a magnetic field and the cavity is collapsed, which results in a massive temperature spike. The lithium breaks down into helium and tritium. Tritium, an unstable form of hydrogen, is separated and then mixed with deuterium, another form of hydrogen. The two fuse and make helium, a reaction that releases energy that can be harvested. So in short, lithium, a fairly inexpensive and plentiful metal, gets converted to helium in a reaction tha...

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