Inertial Fusion with high-gain Targets
Innoven's novel laser architecture can deliver tens of megajoules of high optical quality energy to inertial fusion targets at a cost-per-joule 150 times less expensive than current state of the art. This opens up a new high-energy design space which will allow high fusion gains to be achieved with confidence.
Moderator and Power Production
Fusion bursts from ICF targets are contained inside a waterfall of molten salt which serves as a neutron moderator, tritium-breeding material, and coolant. The molten salt provides complete first-wall protection, allowing a 40 year plant lifetime with existing materials. By going to high laser energy and large fusion yields, fusion targets only need to be fielded at 1 Hertz or less, providing dramatic engineering simplifications compared to prior IFE efforts.