University of New South Wales scientists now argue that the path to hydrogen-boron fusion is now viable. Hydrogen-boron fusion (HBF) may be closer to realization than other approaches, such as the deuterium-tritium fusion approach currently being pursued such as the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) effort. Closer or not, HBF will much more easily enter […]

A collaboration of researchers at the University of Gothenburg and the University of Iceland has been studying a new type of nuclear fusion process. The new process idea produces almost no neutrons but instead fast, heavy electrons (muons), since it is based on nuclear reactions in ultra-dense heavy hydrogen (deuterium). The Gothenburg press release offers […]

University of Washington (UW) engineers believe their new fusion reactor design has the greatest potential of producing economical fusion power of any current concept. The team’s analysis shows their reactor scaled up to the size of a large electrical power plant would rival costs for a new coal-fired plant with a similar electrical output. The […]

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) may have reached releasing fusion energy equal to or greater than the amount of energy used to confine the fuel.  The process has long been considered the “holy grail” of inertial confinement fusion science. There is reason to believe a key step along […]