First Light Fusion Ltd. is a privately funded company researching inertial confinement fusion (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 magnetohydrodynamics codes, which we use for designing fusion targets.


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, M. R. Betney, N. P.-L. Niasse, H. Poole, T. Ringrose, P. Foster and N. A. Hawker




46th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics