2023 – 2026
Today we are designing and building LM26, an integrated demonstration of our MTF technology, to achieve fusion conditions of over 100 million degrees Celsius by 2025, and progress toward scientific breakeven equivalent by 2026.
In 2023, we achieved symmetrical compression of a solid lithium ring – a necessary step to scaling up for the LM26 compression system.
Our team then completed the assembly of a critical testbed 1/5th the scale of LM26’s compression system. The testbed, called Prototype 0, will validate our computer models using an electromagnetic “theta pinch” coil to compress a solid lithium liner to de-risk and inform the design of the full-scale system.