Helion's fusion technology
Helion's fusion generator raises fusion fuel to temperatures greater than 100 million degrees Celsius and directly extracts electricity with a high-efficiency pulsed approach.
Deuterium and helium-3 fuel is heated to plasma conditions. Magnets confine the plasma in a Field Reversed Configuration (FRC).
Magnets accelerate two FRCs to 1 million mph from opposite ends of the device. They collide in the center.
When the FRCs collide in the center of the system, they are further compressed by a powerful magnetic field until they reach fusion temperatures greater than 100 million degrees Celsius (9 keV).
At this temperature, the deuterium and helium-3 ions are moving fast enough to overcome the forces that would otherwise keep them apart, and they fuse. This releases more energy than is consumed by the fusion process. As new fusion energy is created, the plasma expands.
Direct electricity recapture
As the plasma expands, it pushes back on the magnetic field from the machine's magnets. By Faraday's Law, the change in field induces current, which is directly recaptured as electricity, allowing Helion's fusion generator to skip the steam cycle.