Gradient Field Imploding Liner Fusion Propulsion SystemMagneto-inertial fusion concepts often use a pulsed high current discharge in a cylindrical coil to generate a rapidly changing axial magnetic field, inducing a counter-propagating current in the conducting outer liner of a centrally aligned cylindrical fusion target. The Lorentz force arising from the axial field and azimuthal liner current rapidly implodes the target radially inward, compressing the fuel to reach fusion conditions.
Lapointe, Michael (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
Adams, Robert (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
Cassibry, Jason (Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Cortez, Ross (Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Gilland, James (Ohio Aerospace Inst. Cleveland, OH, United States)