We propose a new acoustic compression scheme for a MTF power plant. A strong acoustic wave is produced by piston impacts. The wave focuses in liquid PbLi to compress a pre-formed FRC plasma. Simulations indicate the possibility of building an economical 60 MWe power plant. A proof-of-principle experiment produces a small D-D fusion yield of 2000 neutrons per shot.
Laberge, M., 2008. An Acoustically Driven Magnetized Target Fusion Reactor. Journal of Fusion Energy 27: 65. doi:10.1007/s10894-007-9091-4