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New Fusion Startup CTFusion

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:10 am
by Skipjack
CTFusion is a startup to commercialize the Dynomak, which was developed by Derek Sutherland and Thomas Jarboe at the University of Washington.
For those interested, it is a relatively compact Spheromak based concept with a comparably high beta.
Here is the presentation from the Fusion Power Associates Meeting last December:
http://fire.pppl.gov/fpa15_HIT_Sutherland.pdf

Not much information available about the company yet and no website but Derek Sutherland's personal website mentions it and it is listed as an employer on his Linkedin page.
But https://dasutherland.com/

I find the Dynomak among the more compelling concepts for toroidal fusion reactors. They are relatively compact (3.8 m outer radius) and have a good beta.

Re: New Fusion Startup CTFusion

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:12 am
by crowberry
Now CTFusion has a webpage at http://www.ctfusion.net/. They also have a LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/company/ctfusion.

Re: New Fusion Startup CTFusion

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:52 am
by crowberry
Amy Sprague has written on June 1, 2020 the article A leading fusion expert retires from the UW which is about Tom Jarboe.
https://www.aa.washington.edu/news/arti ... retires-uw

Re: New Fusion Startup CTFusion

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:21 pm
by Giorgio
It has been quite a long time since they published anything meaningful about their research.
A pity as it was an intriguing conceptual design.