First Light Fusion is researching ICF target designs that are driven by strong shocks from high velocity projectile impacts.

A new pulsed-power generator called M3 has been commissioned. The large current pulse from the generator is used to launch flyer plates for impact into targets.

Experiments are performed to study launch mechanisms and benchmark our hydrodynamics and MHD codes, which we use for designing fusion targets.


M. R. Betney, G. C. Burdiak, P. Allan, P. Holligan, L. S. Cabellero Bendixsen, T. Clayson, J. Darling, O. Hall, J. Parkin, H. W. Doyle, J. W. Skidmore, N.-P. L. Niasse, H. I. Poole, T. Ringrose, P. Foster and N. A. Hawker




11th International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications