Michael Delage, Chief Technology Officer at General Fusion and Dave Plant, Chief Science Officer. General Fusion’s system, with its piston-studded spherical chamber, is sometimes described as steampunk. Hundreds of powerful pistons, driven by steam, will push down on a liquid metal liner, which in turn pushes on a plasma of superhot hydrogen gas, compressing the fuel to fusion conditions. Underneath the steampunk exterior, however, are cutting edge electronics that give these pistons an incredible level of control.
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