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Title: Magneto-Inertial Fusion

In this community white paper, we describe an approach to achieving fusion which employs a hybrid of elements from the traditional magnetic and inertial fusion concepts, called magneto-inertial fusion (MIF). Furthermore, the status of MIF research in North America at multiple institutions is summarized including recent progress, research opportunities, and future plans.
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Air Force Research Lab., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  3. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  4. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  5. Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States)
  6. Univ. of Reno, NV (United States)
  7. Decysive Systems, Santa Fe, NM (United States)
  8. General Fusion, Vancouver (Canada)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-14-23844; LLNL-JRNL-689938
Journal ID: ISSN 0164-0313; PII: 38; TRN: US1600640
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396; AC52-07NA27344
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Fusion Energy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 35; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0164-0313
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
Country of Publication:
United States
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; magneto-inertial fusion; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION; magnetized target fusion; liner; plasma jets; fusion energy; MagLIF
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1256451