One advantage of the Focus Fusion 1 (FF1) device is that it is designed to utilize naturally occurring plasma instabilities to achieve fusion. This is in contrast to tokamak approaches that need to combat these instabilities to sufficiently contain the plasma fuel. The Wikipedia page on Plasma Stability lists about fifty different types of plasma instabilities. Which of these instabilities does FF1 leverage?
This first on the list is the Bennett pinch instability, which is certainly being utilized inside FF1. Do other instabilities on this list contribute to the conditions required for fusion? The Helical instability? The Helical kink instability? Others?
Granted, this is a Wikipedia entry, and only a handful of the instabilities listed carry citations. Nonetheless, I’m curious. Thanks.
This topic was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by timlash.