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 GE Global ResearchJames Bray Large Business Other Energy Technologies Large energy company spanning most energy production technologies, including nuclear reactors.

More specifically, we also do superconducting magnets (LTS and HTS); MW class power supplies; MW+ scale thermal transfer; electrical generators; tritium handling in fission reactors; additive manufacturing; heat exchangers; nuclear capable materials
Website: https://www.ge.com/research/

Email: bray@ge.com

Phone: 518-387-7744

Address: 1 Research Circle, Niskayuna, NY, 12309, United States
NY
 Xologies IncorporatedJeremy L Perando Small Business Other Energy Technologies While going to college i worked via an Electrical Engineer apprenticeship with CONSOL energy. This certified me for working underground and I got my first look at drives and high voltage systems. With my newly found wealth working in the mines, i found the next 4 years in general labor underground in the coal mines. For the last two years of those 4 I was enrolled in a computer tech school completing my degree. I took job placement from there with Adelphia Communications where I got to work at corporate doing technical phone support while watching the broadband base grow from to 50 cities to 50000 cities. I wanted to get back closer to home and bid on a job at a local office where after a couple years Adelphia went bankrupt and i moved into temp work for COVAD communications doing backend phone support for T1 and T3 business lines. From there I took a permanent job working for BEITZEL corporation, a construction company in Garrett County MD. They were at a unique crossroads where mining safety regulation and technology smashed together. Being that I was already a certified miner and had spent the last 4 years in the tech field, I was able to help substantially in the Automation department. After a couple years Beitzel Corp formed Pillar Innovations where i assisted with building the department where i became manager of the automation and atmospheric monitoring product manager. After 9 years i was ask to start an automation department for an electrical contractor startup. Here I was responsible for entire coal preparation plant programming and SCADA systems. This lasted for a year where we started up one entire plant and some train loadouts. After the mining industry started to decline, CLINE Industires was still adding onto their coal plants as planned so all the work was moving to Illinois. At this point I started my business, Xologies Incorporated. Six years in and i can say that finding the right employee is the most difficult part of what a business owner does. Currently we support chemical and control systems using primarily Rockwell Software and Allen Bradley hardware. We also do custom robotics with ARM processors using PYTHON and web interfaces. Best asset is problem solving followed by intercommunication of old and new tech. Process control and control systems in general, just make sense to me. I also coach 2 FIRST robotics tech challenge teams and mentor on other teams.
Website: www.xologies.com

Email: jperando@xologies.com

Phone: 3046123788

Address: PO Box 102, Accident, MD, 21520, United States
MD
 Oak Ridge National LaboratoryDavid Green Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Other Energy Technologies The Plasma Theory and Modeling group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory specializes in the development and application of sophisticated analytic and numerical models for plasma simulation, as well as the application of advanced machine learning methods for fusion in general. Our experience and expertise include magnetic reconstruction and optimization for device design, fluid and kinetic modeling, energetic particle physics, runaway electron dynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, radiofrequency heating and current drive simulation, and integrated modeling. We further have expertise in the deployment of simulation codes on large scale computing platforms. The group welcomes opportunities for collaboration on these are other topics where theory and modeling will be of benefit.
Website: https://www.ornl.gov/division/fed

Email: greendl1@ornl.gov

Phone: 8652412752

Address: 1 Bethel Valley Road, Oak Ridge, TN, 37831-6304, United States
TN
 Pegasus Fusion Strategies, Inc.Jane Hotchkiss & Wally Johnston Small Business Other Energy Technologies Strategy: Communications and Market Development, Environmental Acceptance, Gov't Relations, Biz Dev, Financing
Outreach: Socialization of Fusion w/ Gov't, Utilities, NGO's, Suppliers
Partnership & Project Support: Environmental, Renewable, NGO
Website: www.pegasusfusion.com

Email: jane@pegasusfusion.com

Phone: 2033762846

Address: 9 Damonmill Square 6C, CONCORD, MA, 01742, United States
MA
 HB11 EnergyWarren McKenzie Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear Company developing and commercialising a patented approach to energy generation using the fusion of hydrogen with boron 11. HB11 energy is also representing this consortium of researchers to fund, plan and execute a program to achieve a scientific proof-of-concept of a fusion reactor design based on the non-thermal ignition of hydrogen and boron 11 using chirped pulse amplification (CPA) lasers.
Website: www.hb11.energy

Email: Warren.McKenzie@hb11.energy

Phone: 0400059509

Address: 11 Wyndora Ave, Freshwater, Sydney, NSW, 2096, Australia
NSW
 DD PRO Fusion LLCJohn Fenley Small Business Other Energy Technologies We are attempting to evaluate and build a novel, low cost Fusion device covered by a recently issued US patent. Early simulations were promising, and more advanced simulations are needed. Construction of a prototype is expected to be greatly simplified due to the low magnetic field strength required for this design, that can be supplied externally by an unmodified commercial MRI machine. We are currently in the process of purchasing a testing facility in Arkansas. We are entirely self funded.
Website: www.DDPROfusion.com

Email: Pontifier@gmail.com

Phone: 8014273532

Address: 1985 North 360 East, Provo, UT, 84604, United States
UT
 Oak Ridge National LaboratoryMichael Kaufman Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Other Energy Technologies The Plasma Science and Technologies Groups (PST) specializes in RF and microwave technologies and measurements. Our capabilities include plasma processing, electromagnetic isotope separation, ion sources, Langmuir probes, active and passive plasma spectroscopy, dielectric measurements of materials, RF sheath physics, microwave systems (source, transmission, launchers), and RF systems (source, transmission, antennas).
Website: https://www.ornl.gov/staff-profile/michael-c-kaufman

Email: kaufmanmc@ornl.gov

Phone: 8655762143

Address: Bldg 7601, MS-6304 Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, 37831-6304, United States
TN
 Ames LaboratoryMatthew Kramer Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Other Energy Technologies Ames Laboratory has more than 70 years of research experience in purifying and making alloys from Lanthanides. We have broad capabilities for alloy production from laboratory scale 10’s grams to small-scale production ~ 20 Kg. Home of the Critical Materials Institute.
1. Magnetic Materials - theory, discovery, synthesis, characterization
• High-energy rare-earth-based permanent magnets with improved properties: Nd-based 2-14-1, Sm-based 1-5 and 2-17 with reduced critical RE.
• High-energy permanent magnets with substantially reduced contents of Nd, heavy lanthanides and Co that use domestic supply of rare earth, i.e., utilizing Ce, La stocks.
• Low-cost, high-performance rare earth-free permanent magnets with improved properties: MnBi, alnico, L10-FeNi, transition metal nitrides
• Soft magnetic alloys: 6.5% Si steel
• Adaptive genetic algorithm and machine leaning for structure-stability-property predictions
2. Advanced synthesis capabilities
• Rapid solidification (Small scale 5-15 g/batch, mid-scale 500-1000 g/batch)
• Gas atomization (50-100 kg/batch)
• Centrifugal atomization (1 kg/batch)
• Mechanochemical processing and synthesis in controlled environments, including at cryogenic temperatures, gas-solid and solid-liquid reactions under applied or autogenous pressure.
• Additive manufacturing of magnetic alloys
3. High throughput synthesis for materials discovery
• LENS
• Combinatorial
• Off-axis multi-gun DC/RF sputtering
4. Unique characterization tools
• Multisample DSC/TGA
• Multisample VSM magnetometry
• SQUID magnetometry
• Hysteresisgraph Tracer
• Pulsed magnetizer
• Rapid ultrasonic mechanical testing including at elevated T’s, high-T creep measurements.
5. Theory tools
• DFT without adjustable parameters
• Simplified DFT exchange with speed of LDA and results like hybrid functionals
• KKR-CPA methods for rapid materials discovery
• Micromagnetic and micromechanical modeling
• Systems level coupled multiphysics simulations
• Extensive expertise in interatomic potential development (including machine learning potentials) for accurate atomistic simulation of materials
• Efficient molecular dynamics simulation methods for studying crystal nucleation and growth at atomistic scale and at experimental conditions
• Ab initio methods for accurate calculations of correlated electron materials including f-electron materials
Website: https://www.ameslab.gov/

Email: mjkramer@ameslab.gov

Phone: 5152940276

Address: 126 Metals Development, Ames, IA, 50021, United States
IA
 Cornell Energy Systems InstituteAlan Zehnder Academic Other Energy Technologies The Cornell Team is interested in applying a suite of powerful experimental tools and computer modeling techniques within robust theoretical frameworks to characterize, predict, and improve the performance of materials for fusion reactors. We are particularly interested in the utility of High Entropy Alloys (HEAs) for fusion reactors but, more broadly, are interested in demonstrating a new and transferable methodology for fusion reactor application-driven design of traditional and additively manufactured materials.
The methodology will be built upon a validated mechanistic understanding, which will be linked to materials synthesis, advanced microstructural characterization and multiscale mechanical testing. Thin film, 3D metal additive manufacturing, and electrodeposition techniques will be harnessed to enable high throughput fabrication of materials within the vast composition space of HEAs. Long time-scale atomistic modeling and ab initio electronic structure calculations of fundamental material properties will guide our materials synthesis and development efforts and will aid in the engineering prognosis of components in the fusion reactor environment. High throughput mechanical testing capabilities will complement synthesis and fabrication efforts to rapidly converge on material candidates of technological interest.
The team is comprised of eight researchers whose expertise spans additive manufacturing, electrochemical synthesis of HEAs, micro- and nano-scale mechanical testing, time-resolved x-ray diffraction and coherent x-ray imaging, transient thermal processing, fracture mechanics, high-energy-density plasma physics and atomistic materials simulations.
The team has access to a high-intensity X-ray source for materials research (CHESS), to the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) experimental facilities such as X-ray diffraction, SEM, TEM, small-scale and in-situ materials testing, and to well-equipped individual labs that have the capacity for mechanical testing, rapid heating and cooling via pulsed lasers, 3D additive manufacturing, combinatoric alloying and high performance computing.
Team members:
Lynden Archer, laa25@cornell.edu
David Hammer, dah5@cornell.edu
Mostafa Hassani, hassani@cornell.edu
Atieh Moridi, moridi@cornell.edu
Andrej Singer, asinger@cornell.edu
Michael O. Thompson, mot1@cornell.edu
Derek H. Warner, dhw52@cornell.edu
Alan Zehnder, atz2@cornell.edu
Website: https://energy.cornell.edu/

Email: atz2@cornell.edu

Phone: 607-255-9181

Address: 171 Kimball Hall, Ithaca, NY, 14853, United States
NY
 HelicitySpaceSetthivoine You Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear HelicitySpace is pursuing a new fusion energy concept based on magnetic reconnection-heating of plasma plectonemes. The company's unique concept is based on decades of work by the team at Caltech, the University of Tokyo, Swarthmore College, the University of Washington, and the Culham Science Center. Current experimental results and analytical scaling promises net-energy-gain without auxiliary heating systems, without any moving parts, and without enormous magnetic compression-ratios. The unique design gives independent control of temperature, density and magnetic energy in a short pulse, which allows flexibility and robustness in the system to compensate for uncertainties in confinement time. The end result is a fusion energy concept that is compact, efficient and scalable.
Website: www.helicityspace.com

Email: setthivoine.you@helicityspace.com

Phone: 1 (415) 439 0245

Address: 2300 Center St, Suite 200, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
CA
 Air Squared Inc.Nathan Nicholas Small Business Other Energy Technologies Following a success Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) effort to develop a small-scale (15 m3/hr) liquid-cooled, all-metal (LCAM) scroll vacuum pump compatible with radioactive Tritium, the Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Air Squared Phase II funding to develop a full-scale (150 m3/hr) LCAM scroll vacuum pump by 2020. The award is funded under the topic Advanced Technologies and Materials for Fusion Energy Systems

Development of the full-scale LCAM will benefit from years of collaboration with various organizations that process radioactive tritium. If successful, the full-scale LCAM vacuum pump could support research institutes around the world (e.g., multi-national partnerships like JET, ITER, and DEMO) that are actively searching for a tritium-compatible pump with 150 m3/hr pumping capacity.

Air Squared has spent years researching and developing scroll vacuum pumps compatible with radioactive tritium:

2006 First Generation 15 m3/hr Scroll Vacuum Pump for Savannah River National Laboratory
2016 Second Generation 15 m3/hr All-Metal Scroll Vacuum Scroll Pump for Savannah River National Laboratory
2017 First Generation 15 m3/hr Liquid-Cooled, All-Metal (LCAM) Scroll Vacuum Pump for DOE
2018 Third Generation 15 m3/hr All-Metal Scroll Vacuum Pump for Commercial Use
2018-2020 First Generation 150 m3/hr Liquid-Cooled, All-Metal (LCAM) Scroll Vacuum Pump for DOE

Four key technology innovations set the 150 m3/hr LCAM apart from state-of-the-art radioactive gas-handling pumps:

Liquid Cooling An integrated liquid-cooled jacket feeds water (or oil) to cool the inner and outer scrolls during operations. The cooling controls thermal expansion, increases component lifetime, and decreases maintenance.

All-Metal Components An isotope of hydrogen (H3), radioactive tritium can permeate most materials, spilling hazardous amount of radiation into the air. To control leakage, every component within the LCAM is fabricated from aluminum or stainless steel.

No Lubrication, No Tip Seals Tritium gas quickly eats away at polymer tip seals, causing premature failure. The LCAM has a tight axial clearance between the fixed scroll and orbiting scroll. This allows for oil-free operation without tip seals.

Triple-Containment Fail-safe tritium containment is essential with radioactive working fluids. The LCAM has included three redundant barriers with the tritium working fluid, liquid-cooling jacket, and semi-hermetic outer housing.
Website: https://airsquared.com/news/liquid-cooled-all-metal-scroll-vacuum-pump-awarded-phase-ii-funding-to-support-fusion-project/

Email: r.riebau@airsquared.com

Phone: 9709460226

Address: 510 Burbank St, Broomfield, CO, 80020-1604, United States
CO
 Stellar Energy Foundation, INc.Matt Miller Non-Profit Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission of getting fusion on the grid soon enough to make a difference. We have been self-funded to date. Our activities include both targeted technology support and advocacy. We hosted a very successful industry symposium in New York City last June: “Roadmap to the Fusion Economy,” in which we brought together industry, academia, government, and both non-profit and for profit private investors and donors.

We have been active since our formation in 2016, and we have provided informal C-Suite management consulting support to help organizations with business planning, fund-raising strategies, and other business and tech to market matters, based on our business and technology experiences, including venture capital, private equity, and operational general management.
Website: Www.stellarenergyfoundation.org

Email: Mmiller@stellarenergyfoundation.org

Phone: 203-454-5610

Address: 202 Carnegie Center, Princeton, NJ, 08540, United States
NJ
 Zap Energy, Inc.Brian A Nelson Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear Zap Energy is developing and commercializing a compact fusion energy device based on the sheared-flow stabilized (SFS) Z-pinch. Our approach represents the simplest fusion configuration, which does not require magnetic field coils or auxiliary heating. Zap Energy is a spin-out company from the University of Washington and is located in the Seattle area. We are advancing the SFS Z-pinch technology toward equivalent scientific breakeven conditions. Our SFS Z-pinch will produce 1 mm x 50 cm cylindrical plasmas with densities up to n~10^24 m^-3, temperatures T~3-7 keV, and D-D neutron yields up to 10^11 per 10-20 microsecond current flat top pulse. Future research and development topics include plasma interactions with solid and liquid electrodes, repetitive pulsed power, and high-fidelity numerical modeling.
Website: www.zapenergyinc.com

Email: nelson@zapenergyinc.com

Phone: 2067154279

Address: 506 2ND AVE STE 1400, Seattle, WA, 98104, United States
WA
 Type One Energy GroupRandall Volberg Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear Type One Energy is a fusion spinout from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, a leader in stellarator R&D and home to the world's first optimized stellarator - HSX. In collaboration with its commercialization partners, Type One bridges lab-to-market by uniting the outstanding operation of the stellarator with breakthroughs in 3D magnetic field shaping, additive manufacturing, and HTS magnets for an economical fusion power plant ideal for rapid, widespread deployment.

Stellarator Capabilities:
● physics, conceptual, and engineering design
● reactor build, operations, and experimentation
● turbulence and transport optimization
● analytic theory, numerical modeling and computer simulation

Priority Collaboration Areas:
● additive manufacturing of components for non-planar coils, large scale high vacuum vessels, divertors, shield, PFC, diagnostics
● new design tools and manufacturing capabilities for manufacturing high-temperature superconducting non-planar coils and subsystems
● a resilient, flexible divertor platform to identify heat flux and PMI solutions, exploring non-resonant and island divertors
● machine learning and feedback control
Website: www.typeoneenergy.com

Email: rvolberg@typeoneenergy.com

Phone: 1 (608) 352-6939

Address: 5th floor - 811 East Washington Avenue, Madison, WI, 53703, United States
WI
 Avalanche Energy Designs, Inc.Dr. R.B. Langtry Small Business Other Energy Technologies Avalanche Energy Designs, Inc. is an early stage startup dedicated to the development of compact fusion reactors for distributed and mobile power generation systems. We are investigating approaches that take advantage of aneutronic nuclear fusion chain reactions that occur when the reaction products induce collisional up-scattering and/or secondary nuclear reactions leading to re-ignition of the original reaction. Relative to other fusion approaches, if the substantial difficulties in reactor physics can be addressed, the potential benefits are significant in relation to the feasibility/simplicity of the fuel cycle, the lower degree of neutron radiation, and additional options for realistic reactor energy extraction schemes. Realization of these benefits is a critical enabler for the development and commercialization of compact distributed and mobile fusion power systems. Our key capabilities are in two areas: A) rapid prototyping: fabrication, machining, additive manufacturing, electronics, sensors, hardware assembly, software for control and data acquisition; B) model-based design studies, simulations, analysis: development of physics-based system models in order to evaluate key system parameters, iterative model development, model anchoring, monte-carlo exploration, multi-factor design of experiments, parametric sensitivity analysis, simulation/model data management, parallelized simulations, use of state-of-the-art cloud computing services for rapid explorations and analysis updates. Our goal in this effort is additional development of aneutronic fusion chain reaction concepts through experimentation, simulation, and analysis, in collaboration with one or more capability teams whose expertise can be leveraged to accelerate our efforts.
Website: www.avalanche.energy

Email: rlangtry@avalanche.energy

Phone: 206-817.7521

Address: 4500 53rd Ave SW, Seattle, WA, 98116, United States
WA
 Arizona State UniversityHoulong Zhuang Academic Other Energy Technologies I am interested in computational simulations across different scales on fusion materials.
Website: https://zhuang.engineering.asu.edu/

Email: zhuanghl@asu.edu

Phone: 4809650362

Address: 501 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ, 85287, United States
AZ
 Lockheed Martin CorporationThomas J. McGuire Large Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear Lockheed Martin is pursuing a novel cusp concept to economically harness fusion energy. We are conducting a series of experiments towards the goals of demonstrating breakeven and then developing a viable reactor product. We are interested in possible teaming and collaboration in key areas to support that effort, including: cusp theory, HTS magnets, neutral beam development, kinetic modeling (PIC), diagnostics and blanket technology solutions.
Website: https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/products/compact-fusion.html

Email: tom.mcguire@lmco.com

Phone: 661-572-7720

Address: 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale, CA, 93551, United States
CA
 Electron Energy CorporationMelania Jasinski Small Business Other Energy Technologies Electron Energy Corporation (EEC) is one of the world’s first rare earth permanent magnet (PM) producers, founded in 1970 with a non-exclusive license from the Air Force to practice a patent in Sm-Co magnet materials. With two manufacturing operations facilities with a total space of 85,000 ft2, EEC is known as the only US fully integrated manufacturer of rare earth permanent magnets and magnet assemblies. Starting from pure metals, EEC produces Sm-Co permanent magnets with superior magnetic properties to meet the most demanding requirements. EEC also commercializes Nd-Fe-B, ferrites and Alnico magnets. EEC is ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C:2009 certified. EEC’s customers include military and aerospace prime contractors, as well as medical and oil exploration companies, and Navy nuclear programs.
EEC is best described as a specialty manufacturer addressing the permanent magnet needs of a variety of demanding applications, which include traveling wave tube, accelerometers, gyroscopes, high speed PM generators and motors, actuators, medical devices, and other industries that require high quality, high performance PM and/or magnet systems.
EEC successfully designed and developed an 1,800 pound ultra-high precision magnet assembly for the watt balance system for National Institute of Standards and Technology that redefines the kilogram standard. We have systems compliant with DOD specialty metals procurement regulations and we are registered by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls by the US Department of State to work with ITAR projects and applications. EEC has currently about 140 employees. In the past two decades, EEC has been involved in more than a dozen research programs funded by DoD, NASA, NFS and DoE, including ARPA-E, for the development of permanent magnets, and permanent magnet applications. Under a DoE SBIR Fast Track program, EEC developed a PM quadrupole prototype for the next generation of electron-ion colliders.
EEC is interested in working on projects with need for magnets and magnetic systems with specialized function and properties, e.g. high magnetic performance, high uniformity of magnetic properties, ultra high temperature operation, ultra high thermal stability, corrosion resistance, etc.
Website: www.electronenergy.com

Email: melania@electronenergy.com

Phone: 717-459-1067

Address: 924 Links Ave., Landisville, PA, 17538, United States
PA
 UT Austin (Oden Institute)Craig Michoski Academic Other Energy Technologies Machine learning, advanced data analytics, and artificial intelligence for data-enabled fusion.
Website: https://users.oden.utexas.edu/~michoski/Michoski.html

Email: michoski@gmail.com

Phone: 5125863207

Address: 7106 Darcus Cove, Austin, TX, 78759, United States
TX
 Tech-X Corp.Peter Stoltz Small Business Other Energy Technologies Tech-X researchers develop plasma simulation software, including particle-in-cell and multi-fluid models. In particular, Tech-X codes are targeted to run on large-scale computational platforms, including the latest leadership-class compute facilities. Tech-X researchers can couple codes to one another to bridge plasma scales in the most efficient way. Tech-X researchers can also provide theory support for determining the best models for a particular experiment.
Website: https://www.txcorp.com

Email: pstoltz@txcorp.com

Phone: 7205630336

Address: 5621 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO, 80303, United States
CO
 Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryMikhail Dorf Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Other Energy Technologies Our team has extensive expertise in the development and application of advanced HPC computational tools for magnetized plasma modeling. The available numerical capabilities include gyrokinetic and extended MHD codes with a long history of successful application to studies of micro-turbulence and transport in low-beta tokamaks and, more recently, to high-beta pulsed power systems. Additionally, we are currently working on coupling the gyrokinetic and extended MHD models in order to do hybrid kinetic-MHD simulations. The models are implemented in the 5D Eulerian code COGENT, which can solve equations on flexible mapped multiblock geometries using high-order schemes. Our goal is to improve/adapt and apply our existing capabilities to support projects in the Concept Development category.
Website: http://www.llnl.gov

Email: dorf1@llnl.gov

Phone: 9254225181

Address: 7000 East Ave, Livermore, CA, 94550, United States
CA
 Oak Ridge National LaboratoryTheodore Biewer Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Other Energy Technologies The Confinement Experiments Group (CEG) specializes in diagnostic development and physics utilization of measurements from high-temperature, magnetically-confined, fusion-relevant plasma devices. Experience includes plasma diagnostics and measurement interpretation on domestic and international platforms, for example: DIII-D, EAST, ITER, JET, KSTAR, LTX-beta, MPEX, NSTX-U, Proto-MPEX, W7X, and WEST. Capabilities include (but are not limited to) Bolometry, Charge-Exchange (main ion and impurity) Recombination Spectroscopy, Digital Holographic Imaging, Infrared and Visible Camera Imaging, Narrow-band Filter Spectroscopy, Optical Emission Spectroscopy, Residual Gas Analysis, Thomson Scattering, and X-ray Crystal Spectroscopy diagnostics.
Website: https://www.ornl.gov/staff-profile/theodore-m-biewer

Email: biewertm@ornl.gov

Phone: 8655742715

Address: Bldg 7601; MS-6304, Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN, 37831, United States
TN
 Los Alamos National LaboratorySamuel Langendorf Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear We have pursued the development of plasma-jet driven magneto-inertial fusion or PJMIF, a proposed fusion core architecture which offers a unique combination of attractive target compression physics with overall reactor-friendliness. In the PJMIF approach, an array of discrete supersonic plasma jets is used to form a spherically imploding plasma liner, which is then used to compress a magnetized plasma target to fusion conditions. PJMIF aims to access similar implosion speeds and target physics to those employed successfully in the recent MagLIF experiments at Sandia National Laboratory, but with more favorable scaling due to use of a spherical implosion rather than a cylindrical implosion. In addition, having all expensive experimental hardware spatially separated from the fusion plasma by several meters of "standoff” distance enables the avoidance of the hardware destruction that is associated with high energy solid-liner implosions, helping enable a rapid development path and ultimately an economical reactor scenario.
Website: http://hyperjetfusion.com/

Email: samuel.langendorf@lanl.gov

Phone: 1-505-667-9292

Address: LANL MS-E526 P.O. Box 1663, Los Alamos, NM, 87545, United States
NM
 Lawrence Livermore National Lab.Drew P. Higginson Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Other Energy Technologies Our group has extensive experience supporting fusion devices with high-fidelity simulations, such as:

– 1) Studying basic physical mechanisms using ab-initio fully-kinetic particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations. E.g., kinetic magnetohydrodynamic instability growth, anomalous electron resistivity, finite Larmor radius effects.

– 2) Using hybrid-PIC on full-scale systems to study ion-kinetics over experimental timescales. E.g., ion-interpenetration, non-thermal neutron generation, shock physics, mix, species separation, ion beam generation in magnetized plasmas.

– 3) Running 2D and 3D simulations with radiation-hydrodynamic simulations including detailed equation-of-state calculations, magnetic field generation and evolution, laser raytracing, and radiation transport. E.g., Rayleigh-Taylor and magnetohydrodynamic instabilities, target heating, radiative cooling.

Our goal is to work closely with Concept Teams to aid in understanding data, to help in designing current experiments for optimal operation and to justify future reactor-scale designs to give confidence in their viability. Our team has worked in such a capacity previously to great success studying magneto-inertial systems, classical inertial fusion systems, laboratory astrophysical experiments, high beta plasmas and high-energy-density physics experiments. The codes used by our group include LSP (PIC), Chicago (PIC, hybrid-PIC), HYDRA (rad-hydro) and MCNP (particle transport). Please feel free to contact us with regards to our capabilities and previously published work.
Website: https://www.llnl.gov/

Email: higginson2@llnl.gov

Phone: 925-423-6729

Address: 7000 East Ave., Livermore, CA, 94551, United States
CA
 CTFusion, Inc.Derek Sutherland Small Business Other Energy Technologies CTFusion, Inc. is a company dedicated to the development of economical fusion energy headquartered in Seattle, WA. We believe commercial fusion power will prove to be a breakthrough energy source to displace those harmful to people and the environment without compromise, provided it is both technically and economically viable. We are developing a novel fusion energy approach using the advanced sustainment of magnetized plasma configurations known as spheromaks for usage in compact, low-cost fusion power cores. We are currently performing an ARPA-E OPEN (2018) project that will provide an integrated experimental demonstration of our plasma driver technology sustaining high-performance spheromak plasmas. We have experimental, theoretical, and computational expertise within the plasma physics and fusion energy research and development field, including cross-cutting activities such as developing advanced feedback control systems, exploring the usage of new plasma-material interfaces and electrical engineering for delivering AC power on the MW and kHz scales to our plasma load. We are interested in partnering with other applicants on projects that will expedite the development of our fusion energy concept while also advancing the fusion energy field overall.
Website: www.ctfusion.energy

Email: dsutherland@ctfusion.net

Phone: 4077544511

Address: 12724 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA, 98125, United States
WA
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