choff wrote:Wonder if the FoFu folks have considered preheating the gas with lasers like Sandia?
Actually, LPPX-1 (I like that better than FoFu but that's just me
) has already exceeded boron fusion temps without expensive and finicky lasers.
They've achieved sufficient confinement time and temps and are working on density... which lasers can't really help with in a DPF device without trying to turn it into something else.
LPP are still my personal favourite in the race.
but they've still got quite a lot of things to get right before they strike gold.
there's the whole business of funding, scaling up, etc, also.
still. nice problems to have. i hope they get there.